Eco Arts Awards Proudly Announces the 2012 Inaugural Finalists

Eco Arts Awards is proud to announce the finalists for its inaugural year and extends its congratulations to all. We have been humbly inspired by the outpouring of love, creativity and concern by each and every one of our entrants, and we thank you for your participation. Scroll down for the complete list of finalists and vote for your favorite finalist for the People’s Choice at EcoArtsAwards.com. Winners will be announced in April.

Entries for 2013 are now open.  As a way to say “thank you,” Eco Arts Awards wants to offer all previous entrants a discounted entry fee of only $20 – this is $10 offer the regular entry fee of $30, so we hope you will take advantage of this offer. Eco Arts Awards will have many new judges for 2012, so there will be new eyes and ears evaluating your entry. This offer is good only until May 31, 2012, so ENTER HERE!

Need some extra cash (who doesn’t)? Win $500 (US) cash! Eco Arts Awards is also announcing a very special three-month promotion: a Higher Love Song Competition. Enjoy a discounted entry fee of only $20 per song! The deadline is May 31st! Good examples of this theme are: Steve Winwood’s/Bring Me A Higher Love -Foreigner’s/I Want To Know What Love Is – Carly Simon’s/Touched by the Sun.  What is a higher love? Listen to your heart sing, record it and ENTER HERE!

Eco Arts Awards 2011 Finalists 

SONGWRITING
Up in Flames – The Eastern Sunz, USA
Water Girl – Kira Bursky, USA
Blood Stained – Simona Radu, Romania
Hold You in a Circle – Kym Pitman, Australia
This Planet – Erin Hill, USA
Uulia – Nive Nielsen, Greenland
Interesado – La Otrabanda, USA
The Commune – Artichoke,  USA
Tell Me What You Bring – The Id Kids, USA
Let the Rainforest Grow – Joe Curtis, USA
Rock Your Soul – MC Amani, Australia
Honorable Mention – Planet Walk, Planet Walkers

FINE ARTS
Boston Don’t Dump – Jane Ingram Allen, Taiwan
Brothers Sailing – Elizabeth Lasley, USA
Only 23 Units Left! – Cliff Udell, USA
In dependency of Water – Insa Winkler,  Denmark
The Puppeteer – Judeth Davis, USA
You/Me – Kate Davis, USA
My Great, Great Grandchildren: I’m Sorry –  Brigid Vidler, Italy
Noon – Natalia Tsekhomskaya, Russia
Got Methane – Stephen Shub, USA
Nature is Stronger –Ulla Gmeiner, Germany

Disposable – Helen Gunes, USA
Honorable Mention – Earth Protector, Nina Winters, USA

REPURPOSED MATERIALS IN ART AND DESIGN 
Refrigerator Coffee Table – Arjun Rathi, India
Everglades Healing Triad – Jeanne Janson, USA
Land Lines – Keith Barret, UK
Sublime – Kerri Schmidt, USA
The Uglove Island – Lynn Hull, USA
Omtanke, Maria Bang Espersen, USA
The Mystic Dreams Pavilion – Chris Joyell, USA
The Mobile Garden Dress – Nicole Dextras, Canada
Nautilus – Ryan Lytle, USA
Disconnect – Sharon Sychta, USA
Honorable Mention – Broadway Armchair, Boris Bally, USA

PHOTOGRAPHY
Encroachment – Carrie Tomberlin, USA
Grazing – Eric Tomberlin, USA
Welcome to the Future – Grant Johnson, USA
Open Cut – Gwenael Velge, Australia
Underworlds (Documentary Series) – Isabelle Hayeur, USA
Pile Of Pollution – Open Five/Raheleh
LaPoubelle (Self Portrait)- Paula Dixon, USA
Goal Mining (Documentary Series) – Pete Stern, USA
Fukisima – Pierpaolo Mittica, Italy
Liquid Mirrors – Sharon Mammoser, USA
Honorable Mention –From the Earth, Sarah Welch, Australia

LITERATURE
Bad Romance -Lucinda Faulkner, USA
End Game – Basil Savitsky, USA
The Singing Zen Masters -Peter Lyon, USA
Nature will- Kalimanj bb, Montenegro
What Is Sacred – Thomas Rain Crowe, USA
Blossom – Cris Staubach, USA
Fall in Big Cataloochee Valley 2010 -Thomas Rain Crowe, USA
The Earth’s Prayer -Ann Palmer, UK
Discourse in the Forest – Susa Silvermarie, USA
Getting Real – Ann Palmer, USA
Honorable Mention – Change, Lindsay Wilson, USA

SHORT VIDEO 
Unconditional Love – Orban Wallace, UK
Michael Bucher’s Sacred Ground – Vincent Schilling, USA
A Salton Soul – Greg Balkin, USA
Don’t Kill The World – Andrew Pearce, Australia
Whose Wilderness Is It? – Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, USA
Slick – Sabra Booth, USA
All We Gotta Give – Mayuka Thaïs, USA
I Am Alive – Tom Lloyd, USA
Up In Flames – Eastern Sunz, USA
Todays Green Minute – Rachel Stroud, USA
Honorable Mention – Water Girl, Kira Bursky, USA

Juried 1st Place Prize

$1000 CASH PRIZE

for WINNER in each category!

Juried 2nd Place Prizes

Our products are certified biodynamic by Demeter® USA, the American chapter of the world’s only certifier of Biodynamic® farms and products. Demeter’s strict standards ensure crops are grown with the avoidance of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, utilize compost and cover crops, and set aside 10% of the total farm acreage for biodiversity. In order for our product to bear the Demeter logo, it must be made with certified Biodynamic ingredients and meet strict processing standards to ensure the purest possible product.
Aged for over five years in French oak barrels, this brandy unites the flavor and purity of California’s grapes with the sophistication that comes from aging and old world techniques. Barrel-aging also gives the spirit more texture and a lustrous golden hue. Smooth, carmally and with traces of vanilla, the Espirito de la Valada brandy is bold enough to stand up on its own and subtle enough to mix well in cocktails. 80 proof, certified Biodynamic® by Demeter USA.

Juried 3rd Place Prizes

We believe the power of the consumer to make more eco-friendly choices will play a big role in creating a healthier planet and with more “buy green” demand the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices.

Sencha Naturals pride themselves on being a small company with a big heart. Behind their Green Tea Mints is a diverse group of individuals who care about doing the right thing and taking the sustainable road less traveled.

Grand Prizes

CompoClay offers stylish, eco-friendly home accents, outdoor décor and architectural elements, made entirely from CompoClay, a cutting-edge, raw material, made primarily of minerals, water and sand. CompoClay has the ability to emulate the look and feel of almost anything from wood and metal to stone and ceramic without sacrificing safety, durability and design.

Milk paint is one of the most ancient forms of paint, traces of which have been found in early cave paintings and in King Tut’s tomb. Milk protein (casein) is mixed with crushed limestone to form a very tough binder. Clays and earth pigments are added to produce a lustrous, velvety appearing paint that is unmatched by modern paints. It is 100% biodegradable and VOC free..

People’s Choice 1st Place Prizes

Fracture Atlas offers individual or organizational memberships, with access to a wealth of services that can help with the business side of your art. These services include: fiscal sponsorship (a great way to fundraise for your projects), insurance (education about and access to both health and liability insurance), online courses (from marketing to board development and more), calendar of events (for shameless self-promotion), special discounts (to both arts organizations and businesses), and more.
The Sladics’ family created a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution and in an effort to give back we created “Straws for Cause”.
Three Stone Steps offers ethically sourced imports, partners with fair trade producers and individual artisans to create people and planet friendly fashion and decorative accessories. We’re delighted to offer our “trashy purses,” made of used and upcycled juice and TetraPaks, as a prize.

People’s Choice 2nd Place Prizes

Elis Earth Bars by Sjaak’s are an amazing chocolate candy bar that not only delights our taste buds, but are organic and Fair trade which makes them environmentally and socially responsible. 5% of every sale goes to a non-profit charitable organization that benefits children.

Bongay product is synonymous with Love our Environment. At Bongay product, we strive to make the earth a better place for all living beings. To help with spreading the words, Bongay products will award some yoga mats to the 2nd place Peoples Choice winners. Thank you for making us part of your great event.
Zola “find the good” organic cotton t-shirt is incredibly soft and lightweight. When you feel overwhelmed this is a reminder that change is not about perfection; it is about finding the little bit of good that you can do each day to heal the planet.

People’s Choice 3rd Place Prizes

Teatulía Teas are a single-garden direct sustainable teas that come directly from the first USDA-Certified Organic garden in Bangladesh. Our approach to farming is truly revolutionary. No pesticides, machinery or unnatural irrigation are used in the cultivation. The Teatulia Cooperative creates sustainable prosperity for Bangladeshi people.

Organically grown – Fairly traded – Hand-cultivated. Alter Eco is a values-based brand of specialty food products that brings sustainable delicious, exotic, high-quality and healthy ingredients from around the world to people here in the United States for their delight and enjoyment, while directly benefiting small producers around the world.

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