Essay and Artwork Contest for Kids

CostaRicaContestFlyer.jpgOver at Smart Poodle Publishing, they’re running an “I Love Costa Rican Rain Forest” contest for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. Here’s how you can enter to win.
Submit an Essay
The story should a real or imaginary travel adventure set in the Costa Rican rainforest.
Read all you can about the plants, animals and natural environment (including preservation) of Costa Rica’s Rain Forest online and at your local library. Start with the Lilly Badilly website. www.lillybadilly.com/costarica.htm. Make sure you can find the country of Costa Rica on a map!
In your story, include info about the real plants, animals, and natural environment of Costa Rica’s Rain Forest.
Submit Artwork
Draw, color or paint a picture (using any medium i.e. crayon, pencil, markers, paint) to submit with your essay.
Your picture should be completed on an 8.5″ X 11″ sheet of paper & must be mailed to Smart Poodle Publishing along with Entry Form.
1. A $100 Prize has been added by Smart Poodle Publishing for the 3 First Place Winners. There are 3 age categories, (with 9 contest winners total). The First Place Winners in these categories will each receive $100. All other prizes donated by Rand McNally remain the same.
2. The contest deadline has been extended to November 30, 2009. Winners will be announced on December 15th.
For more information, visit Smart Poodle Publishing.