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Monday, August 17, 2009

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Do you have a child who exhibits artistic ability?  Do your children love to draw, paint, and be creative?  Well if the answer to any of those questions is YES I have something that I am very excited to share with all of you! 

All of my children love art; they love drawing, painting, and being creative in every way imaginable. I am constantly looking for ways to encourage that love and inspire them to be creative!  So when I was asked to review the website HenkelHelps.com I was more than excited!  In case you’re not familiar with Henkel here’s a little information from the site! 

"Henkel – A Brand Like a Friend." This claim underlines our promise to make people’s lives easier, better and more beautiful with our brands and technologies.

Henkel is the name behind some of America’s best-known brands. From Dial® soaps to Purex® laundry detergents, göt2b® hair styling products, Right Guard® antiperspirants, and Loctite® adhesives, Henkel brands are part of your daily life. Henkel has grown rapidly in North America during the past several years and now generates about 20 percent of worldwide sales in this region. We have approximately 8,000 North American employees.

Henkel is a Fortune Global 500 company with more than 55,000 employees worldwide. People in  approximately 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.”

HenkelHelps.com is a hosting an online art contest where children ages 2 thru 18 can go to submit their artistic visions for making the world an easCA_enter_artisttipsier, better, and more beautiful place to live!  Each child is invited to create an original artwork based on the following criteria (making the world easier, better, and more beautiful).  The artwork should be created on paper that is 8.5” x 11” and  may include an optional caption of up to 150 characters.  Parents can then take a photograph or scan the finished artwork into the computer (you need to register on the site and upload the photograph as a jpg), artwork can be uploaded from August 2nd thru September 13th.  Celebrity Judges including  Romero Britto and Fancy Nancy author Jane O’Connor will select 25 finalists from each of the four age groups (ages 2-5, ages 6-9, ages 10-13, and ages 14-18).  From September 17th through September 30th online voters (this means YOU) will select their favorite pieces of artwork while the judges select their favorites from the finalists!  Voter’s Choice Winners in each bracket will receive $500 for art suppliesCelebrity Judges will then award four Grand Prize Winners with $1000 and a trip to New York City November 4th-7th to see their artwork on display! All winners will be announced October 8th! 

You can check out the art gallery on HenkelHelps.com to see all of the submissions so far!  How great is it that HenkelHelps.com is not only encouraging children to be more creative but also helping to inspire change by having our children think about what would make our world easier, better, and more beautiful!  In addition to being able to submit your artwork you can also check out the drawing board where you and your kids can download lots of great pictures and activities (not to be used for the contest).  You can also check out Henkel Helps on Facebook and Twitter

As a mother of four very creative children I LOVE the idea of fostering the love of art in children!  I would love it if all of my readers would not only enter this very cool contest but also help me in spreading the word about it!  And as an added bonus…every readers who blogs about this contest (and leaves a comment here with the URL of the blog post) will receive 5 extra entries into a very cool upcoming giveaway!  Stay tuned!

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