SOURCE: The Rainforest Foundation

May 04, 2011 10:30 ET

The Rainforest Foundation U.S. Wants to Know: How Will You Help Save the Rainforest?

Two Contests Seek to Find Your Answers and Reward You With Once-in-a-Lifetime Prizes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Starting May 1, 2011, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in the fate of the rainforests through creative ideas and artistic interpretation. The Rainforest Foundation U.S. is asking students, teachers and young adults to share their talents and great ideas to help save the rainforests, and rewarding them with prizes that the winners will never forget. The two contests in which to do this are:

Raise Awareness and Make a Difference Art Contest K-12
Students in grades K-12 who love art will be able to use their talents to make a difference in the conservation of rainforests by submitting original artwork that speaks to the importance of the rainforests and rainforest conservation. Winning artwork will be chosen by thousands of online voters. Artwork will also be included in the 2012 Rainforest Foundation U.S. Calendar, and winners will receive a full set of art supplies to allow them to continue their creative passions well into the future.

The contest is divided into three categories: grades K-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Finalists, who will be selected by June 6, will then be featured on The Rainforest Foundation U.S. website and Facebook page. Twelve winners will then be chosen through an online public vote. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 20, 2011.

There is a $5.00 suggested entry fee per artist. Each $5.00 entry fee will help The Rainforest Foundation U.S. protect one acre of rainforest in Panama!

Raise Awareness and Make a Difference Contest For Teachers and Young Adults 18-24
With the fate of the rainforest in their hands, contest winners in two categories -- young adults (18-24) and school-12 teachers -- will experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the South American Rainforest and funding for their great ideas that will lead a new generation to help save the rainforests.

Contest Category 1:Young adults aged 18-24. This category challenges young adults to create a one-page proposal on how they will creatively rally their peers to join them in the fight against rainforest deforestation. Finalists will then be asked to create a one-minute video proposal.

Contest Category 2:K-12 Teachers. This category challenges teachers to create one-page proposals of an innovative way they plan to engage their students and school community in fighting rainforest destruction. Finalists will then be asked to create a one-minute video proposal.

Finalist videos will be featured for one week on The Rainforest Foundation U.S. Facebook page and the four Grand Prize winners will be chosen through an online public vote. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 20, 2011.

For full contest rules and more information on how to enter these contests, as well as more information on The Rainforest Foundation U.S. go to http://www.rainforestfoundation.org/ or follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rainforest-Foundation-US/36085812354

About The Rainforest Foundation U.S.
The Rainforest Foundation, founded by Sting and Trudie Styler in 1989, was one of the first organizations to focus on the vital link between protection of the rainforest and securing the rights of indigenous peoples. The Rainforest Foundation works in partnership with indigenous groups and local grassroots organizations in Central and South America to secure rights to their land, influence laws and policies to protect their resources, and build strong community leadership. To date, we have helped protect of 28 million acres of rainforest.

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