CLOSED: Crayola's "How I Dream in Green" Contest & Giveaway {ends 6/28}

1:34 PM Posted by Centsible Mommy


This Giveaway has ended.  The 5 winners are:
 #16-ebelli
#49-Gianna
#41-Sheila

Crayola is taking important steps toward providing a healthier planet for the kids of today and tomorrow.

"We believe that the creativity and originality of children will lead the way in making the world a greener place. By using renewable energy, reducing waste and protecting the rainforests, we are committed to doing our part so kids will have a healthier environment for their creative tomorrows."

As part of Crayola’s ever-evolving green initiative, this upcoming back-to-school season special boxes of Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils will feature icons calling out the ways each product is lessening its impact on the environment.

Solar panels are starting to provide power to make more than 1 billion Crayola crayons annually and recycled bottle caps are being used to make 500 million Crayola markers, keeping hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills. Additionally, since 1987, Crayola has made its colored pencils from reforested wood: for every tree that is used, a new one of the same species is planted. Crayola’s new greener school supplies will be available for this back-to-school season.


"As the countdown begins to August 5 when we’ll celebrate plugging our new 15-acre solar farm into the sun, we are launching a search for the inaugural members of the “Crayola Green Team,” a group of 10 children with colorful ideas for protecting the planet."



Here are the details:

Crayola is looking for a group of 10 children who have a colorful vision for making their schools, homes or communities greener. Children can participate in the “How I Dream in Green” contest for the chance to win one of 10 spots on the Crayola Green Team. Crayola will bring the team to Easton, Pa., to do the honors of ceremonially plugging their new 15-acre solar farm into the sun on August 5.
  • Parents or teachers can submit artwork through June 28 that illustrates the colorful ways children want to protect the planet either on Crayola’s Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/crayola) or at Crayola.com.
  • Submissions will be displayed in an online gallery on Facebook open for public voting from July 6-21. Crayola will then select the 10 most creative and original ideas from the artwork that receives the most votes.
  • The winning kids will be honored for the ways they want to do good for the environment during the opening of our solar farm and will have the rare chance to take a VIP tour of Crayola’s manufacturing facility where they can help us package our new solar power crayons and receive a custom 64 box filled with pine green, jungle green, electRic lime and the other 15 shades of crayola green crayons personalized with their individual names.
If you would like to enter your child’s artwork, it can be submitted either at the Crayola Facebook fan page or at Crayola.com.

Information courtesy of Crayola
About the Giveaway:
In celebration of this colorfully Green event, we are giving away 5 sets (solar powered crayons-24 ct. & solar powered washable markers-8 ct.) to 5 lucky Centsible Mommy readers courtesy of Crayola

Here's how to enter:
Leave me a comment with your thoughts on the "How I Dream in Green Contest".

Additional Entries: (Leave a comment for each entry)
  • Post about Crayola's  "How I Dream in Green" contest  (blog, facebook, twitter, etc) with a links to crayola.com or Crayola Facecook Fan page and a link to this giveaway included in your post.  (You must post something before 6/27) Leave a comment with the link to where you've posted it and get an additional entry!
Winners will be randomly drawn using a random number generator at random.org.  This Giveaway ends on June 28th at 11:59 PM CT.

Best of Luck,
Jamie

49 guests said:

  1. Kimbuckjr said...

    MANDATORY ENTRY: WOW! It's great knowing that such an influential company that is so large is adapting to this way of manufacturing! I had a very bad experience with some Crayola Executives and I had planned on banning Crayola from our household, but after reading this blog post I'm reconsidering! If I'm luck enough to win this awesome giveaway, Crayola is always welcome in our house. I try my hardest to live green and I think everyone should!!!!
    Thank you for reading!
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  2. Kimbuckjr said...

    I blogged this giveaway.

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/95135/forums/read/11692881/Do_you_dream_in_GREEN_IF_so_WIN_from_Crayola_The_Centsible_Mommy

    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  3. Christine Jensen said...

    What a fun contest to encourage you kids to start thinking green!! I love that Crayola is moving towards solar power

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  4. marybelle said...

    "How I Dream in Green Contest" sounds brilliant. I love the whole concept.

    marypres@gmail.com

  5. betsy said...

    I think it's a great idea to be more green. It is a great way for Crayola to lead by example.


    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

  6. Mikki M said...

    Such a simple concept that will make a big impact. Our home is always looking for ways to continue our 'green' efforts. Good for crayola.
    mikkipiglet (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. crayolaswap said...

    I support any contest which encourages creativity in young children. Crayola products are definately the best crayons and markers out there. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

  8. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    thinking green- living green- yeh to crayola, I applaud crayola for them encouraging even kids thinking because kids have some amazing ideas that might just go far

  9. sjt42075 said...

    i think it is great that they are supporting kids in art and their commitment to the enviroment

  10. Mami2jcn said...

    I'm a big fan of Crayola and this contest shows they are putting the environment and our children's future on their priority list. I think that's admirable.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  11. hminnesota said...

    vow. I absolutely did not have any idea that Crayola is running any contest like that. I wish I did because my 8 yr old would have been really interested. It is a great idea coming from a well respected company

  12. hminnesota said...

    shared on FB
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  13. hminnesota said...

    http://twitter.com/hminnesota/status/17126790468
    tweeted

  14. slb3334 said...

    I like the idea.

  15. Denise S. said...

    This is a great idea and I love the contest. What will they think of next!

  16. Anonymous said...

    Great contest!!! We make a big effort in our house t live green and I'm glad to see one of my favortes companies is doing so also! ebelli@nycap.rr.com

  17. Giant Sis said...

    I think the “How I Dream in Green” contest is a fantastic way to get children involved and help them buy into the changes that need to be made!

  18. 007blond said...

    I think "How I Dream in Green Contest" is a wonderful ideal. It gets children thinking about taking care of our planet.

  19. Darlene said...

    I think the contest is great. Children need to know from an early age the importance of taking care of our earth.

  20. Louis said...

    It is nice to see that even the bigger company go greener each day. The "How I dream in green" contest is a great idea for kids to express themselves and their vision for a greener future

  21. Stephanie said...

    It takes coporate courage and forward thinking to make these type of changes knowing it will increase porduction costs but boost corporate image -- Good for them and extra kudos for a contest that teaches our children to love mother earth as well.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  22. Kristen said...

    I think it's wonderful that a large, family-friendly corporation is focusing more on its impact on the environment. Getting children involved at a young age is important so that they carry those values into the future.

  23. ky2here said...

    What a wonderful effort - it's so important to introduce children to ecology early. What better way than with something fun (instead of something sanctimonious and preachy like a lecture from me!).

  24. ky2here said...

    I'll add a tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/17201817534

  25. k-team said...

    I like that Crayola is not just talking about being more green but actually using solar power to help make these products. I think it makes people think more highly of such a well known company.

  26. Sabina361 said...

    I think the contest is a phenomenal idea and will definitely get my child involved in whatever way possible!

  27. amanda said...

    I'm very glad to see Crayola taking initiative about the Green movement and helping our environment. Good job Crayola!

    macd9900 at gmail dot com

  28. Tracysweetangl said...

    I like that Crayola is taking steps to be green. Because this is a company that been around for years and kids love it.

  29. smilekisses said...

    I dream in green every time I watch Kermit the Frog in the Muppet Movie!
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

  30. Smarti said...

    It's a great contest because it encourages kids' creativity and gives them a public outlet where they can show off their artwork. There's nothing like seeing your own work on display

    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  31. Holly G. said...

    I think it's great that Crayola is encouraging kids to be green!

  32. Kristi Blackstone said...

    I love this idea! It's a great way to show kids to go green in a fun way.
    kristi.blackstone@yahoo.com

  33. Anonymous said...

    it's great crayola encouragin kids to go green ty.
    vivianbl@olg.com

  34. Brenda said...

    Such a simple concept that will make a big impact. Green efforts all the way.
    I support any contest which encourages people to think green.

  35. amanda said...

    I think this is great! It is never too early to learn ways to help the environment.
    1kjc2000@gmail.com

  36. Summer said...

    I think the contest is a great idea. It's a very creative way to get children interested in helping the planet become more green.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

  37. Angela Livingston said...

    What a great contest! It's a great way to get kids involved early in protecting our precious planet. Not to mention encouraging imagination and art. Kudos to crayola!

  38. Julie said...

    To be aware and learn more of the planets is awesome-I also like the fact that kids get to use their imagination which I am all for. Plus Crayola products are the best :0
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

  39. plhill2000 said...

    The "greener" we can make our kids the better. And, we need to lead by example, not just words.

  40. littlelatina said...

    this sounds fun

  41. Sheila said...

    This is wonderful. My fiance is an artist and greatly appreciated this review - especially since we've been trying hard to go green lately!
    KawaiiSplosion(at)gmail(dot)com

  42. Maja said...

    http://twitter.com/MajaMeza/status/17282787717

  43. Maja said...

    very neat way to introduce kids to ecology and being green. love it. my son is 5 and is very earth friendly little guy.

  44. WWillows6 said...

    I think this is a great contest that really gets kids involved and excited about being green. Being sponsored by Crayola also makes this a very fun way that children can contribute.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  45. Nicole said...

    I think this contest is a wonderful way to teach and encourage kids to "go green." It is so important that we conserve our natural resources and do whatever we can to protect our planet- it's a great idea to educate children about this while they are young.

    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

  46. Mishia said...

    I love that such an influential company is doing so much to get kids involved with the planet!

  47. ShesAnAngel said...

    I love that crayola is doing this for the earth and everyone who lives here! There is never enough stuff like this, and getting kids involved when they are little will lead to big things! I do wish they could choose more than 10 tho :D

    justine417@comcast.net

  48. tina reynolds said...

    I love the idea it is wonderful they are taking action to help perserve the planet for are children, I think all children should get to express and learn how be more green. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  49. Gianna said...

    It inspires creativity.