Thursday, May 13, 2010

Surf Sweets Sponsors an Art Contest for Children in Celebration of World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is coming up on June 8th, and Surf Sweets, makers of the leading brand of organically sweetened gummy candies and jelly beans, is celebrating by holding their second annual Surf Sweets Art Contest Celebrating World Oceans Day.

In partnership with The Ocean Project, an organization that promotes activities and events for World Oceans Day, this contest hopes to help children and their families become more aware of the importance of the world’s oceans and their connection to our everyday lives. The Ocean Project consists of a network of more than 1,000 aquariums, zoos, science museums and other educational organizations.

The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Oceans of Life,” which celebrates the oceans’ great diversity. For the Surf Sweets Art Contest, children from the ages of 5 to 13 are encouraged to submit an original hand-drawn piece of art that depicts the wealth of life forms in our oceans. Entry forms can be found at www.surfsweets.com, on the Surf Sweets Facebook page, at www.worldoceansday.org, or at retailers that carry Surf Sweets candies. Submissions can be sent as high-resolution jpegs through the Surf Sweets website or Facebook page or mailed to Surf Sweets Art Contest, 65 E. Palatine Rd., Ste. 123, Prospect Heights, IL 60070.

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2010. The entries will be judged by officials at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, and two prizes will be awarded per age group (5-7, 8-10, 11-13). The first-place prize consists of free framing of the winning art; a one-year supply of Surf Sweets natural and organic candies; and four tickets to a local zoo, aquarium or museum. The second-place prize is a one-year supply of Surf Sweets candies.

For more information about the Surf Sweets Art Contest Celebrating World Oceans Day, visit www.surfsweets.com. For more information about World Oceans Day, visit www.worldoceansday.org.



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