North Carolina

Congratulations to the local winners of our Earth Day Art Contest!

Grade 1 – Katelyn Y.
Grade 2 – McKayla M.
Grade 3 – Ja’Mirah A.
Grade 4 – Davyn O.
Grade 5 – Carly J.

Most participation - 5th Grade

Planet Aid’s Community Outreach Specialist Gena Carruthers will be at Crowder’s Creek Elementary School on Earth Day, April 22, to announce the Earth Day Art Contest winners on the morning news and present them with their $35 gift card prize.  Special thanks to art teachers Morgan McWhite and Nicole Antunes.

The 5th grade class will receive a pizza party on May 14!

Planet Aid would also like to congratulate first grader Roshini C. from Mooresevile, North Carolina for winning the global Earth Day art contest!

The group with the most entries from our region is Thales Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with nearly 90 entries!  They will receive a $75 Papa Johns gift certificate! Take a look at some of their submissions below.

nc-eday-art-contest-winners-1-Katelyn-Y Katelyn Y.


nc-eday-art-contest-winners-2-McKayla-M McKayla M.


nc-eday-art-contest-winners-3-Ja'Mirah-A Ja’Mirah A.


nc-eday-art-contest-winners-4-Davyn-ODavyn O.


nc-eday-art-contest-winners-5-Carly-JCarly J.

Hanna W., Grade 1, Thales Academy  

Ethan K., Grade 2, Thales Academy

Austin W., Grade 3, Thales Academy

Stella B., Grade 4, Thales Academy

Haley W., Grade 5, Thales Academy



Students in North and South Carolina are invited to participate in the regional art contest!


  • Five students-- one from each grade-- will win a $35 gift certificate to Toys R' Us
  • The elementary school with the most active participants in one grade will receive a Papa John's pizza party for that grade.
  • The scout troop, club, religious group, or other organization with the most participants will receive a $75 Papa Johns gift certificate.

Artwork will be judged on creativity, artistry, originality, and relevance to this year's theme-- "It's Our Turn to Lead." 

We are looking to team up with schools to help teach kids about the importance of Earth Day! Participating classrooms will receive a toolkit that includes an Earth Day Fact Sheet, an Activity Handout, a copy of Planet Aid's newspaper The Planet Aid Post, and a News Quiz.

Please contact Gena Carruthers at (336) 404-0116 or with any questions!

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