Foliage Drawing Contest
Submit a Picture to Win YankeeFoliage.com?s KidsZone Foliage Drawing Contest
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (October 6, 2008) – YankeeFoliage.com, Yankee Magazine?s foliage Web site, is online year-round, but lights up – just as New England?s landscape does ? in the fall. This year there?s a new special fall foliage area called KidsZone on YankeeFoliage.com, where kids can color, learn about leaves, make craft projects, enter to win a coloring contest, and complete a fun learning activity about why leaves change called Hidden Colors. The activity is provided courtesy of Sue Stoessel, who loves fall and is a senior education associate at the Museum of Science, Boston.
“I call myself the botany or leaf geek at the Museum of Science because I love studying leaves more than anyone else,” Sue says. “I hope that kids will experience the same excitement I have for botany and science. Fall in New England is a great time for appreciating the gifts of the plant kingdom, whether you carve a ripe pumpkin, sip some sweet cider, or simply collect beautiful fall leaves.?
Foliage Drawing Contest
To celebrate fall and KidsZone, Yankee Magazine is hosting a foliage drawing contest for children ages 13 and under. To enter Yankee?s contest, submit your original drawing of a fall scene. Artwork will be judged by Yankee?s art critic and blogger, Ed Beem, who will choose the best picture of fall?s bright colors based on artistic originality, technique, and color selection. Above all, he wants to be surprised and delighted, as he is every year by New England’s fall foliage display.
The winning picture will be posted online in KidsZone with the winner?s first name, age, and state. The winner also gets a great prize: a tote bag filled with the following goodies: a Weather Watcher?s 2009 Calendar, The Old Farmer?s Almanac Calendar, an Almanac for Kids Nalgene bottle, a mini garden toolset, a Backyard Safari bug scope, a Coleman Firefly lantern, and The Old Farmer?s Almanac for Kids: Volume 2, which covers topics such as astronomy, nature, farming, gardening, history, and weather. The informative and amusing stories, featuring hundreds of wacky and fascinating facts, will appeal to kids of all ages.
Mail entries by November 10, 2008, to: Yankee Foliage Drawing Contest, Yankee Magazine, 1121 Main St, Dublin, NH 03444. Please include your name, age, mailing address, e-mail, phone number, and parent?s or legal guardian?s signature for permission to enter. For complete rules, visit: YankeeFoliage.com
For more New England foliage information for everyone ? and to learn the dos and don?ts of fall travel, plus photo tips, fall facts, fall coloring pages, hotline numbers, and more ? go to:
About Yankee Magazine: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire, with a sales office in Boston. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and features. With a paid circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2.5 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), one of the few remaining independent magazine publishers in the United States. YPI also owns the nation?s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer?s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England?s Magazine is available at: YankeeMagazine.com
About Museum of Science, Boston: One of the world?s largest science centers, the Museum of Science takes a hands-on approach to science, attracting approximately 1.5 million visitors a year through its vibrant programs and more than 700 interactive exhibits.