Third Annual Ipsun Sunny Summer Art Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

What a fantastic contest- we had so many amazing entries! All of the winning artwork is pictured above. Our winners will be contacted via email and will receive a Ben and Jerry’s Gift card! Thanks so much to all of the awesome artists out there who entered. We love that you celebrated the sun and the last few weeks of summer with us. We are sending our best wishes to all the kids in our area for a great school year ahead- you guys are doing an amazing job as school starts in this crazy time!

Ipsun is a Certified B Corp, which means it uses its business as a force for good. Ben & Jerry’s is also a B Corp, so we love supporting each other. Big thanks to Ben and Jerry’s in Vienna, VA, for supporting our art contest and inspiring kids to get creative!

Check out our inspirational videos and projects for kids:

Here are some super fun sun art projects to try from Family Fun Magazine.

And Pinterest is a great resource for project ideas too!

Check out Bill Nye the Science guy’s solar power video:

Below is a great kids’ climate change video to help introduce you to the reasons why climate change is happening. There are several proven technologies right now to help reduce greenhouse emissions, including wind power, hydropower and of course, solar power.  We love solar power because it’s an easy-to-use technology for most people, so it’s our #1 way that we can use technology in our personal lives to fight climate change.

What can kids do to help? A LOT! Kids are driving the fight against climate change! You guys are the leaders, because it’s your future! The best thing you can do is speak up and talk about it with your friends and family. You can send an email to your school board member and let them know you’d like to see the school be more green. You can write to your elected officials to ask the county and state to do better.

Check out this TED Talk from our she-ro, Nobel Prize nominee, Time Person of the Year, and 17-year old Swedish kid, Greta Thunberg to see what kids can do. She started her movement when she was just 15.

And you can’t have true inspiration about the sun without listening to the They Might Be Giants song, Why Does The Sun Shine? Of course this version has the older lyrics – we now know that the updated lyrics are more accurate. Duh, everyone knows that the sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma!

Have questions about the contest, or want to talk about how you can get more involved in fighting climate change in your community? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to talk! You can email the Ipsun Marketing Department any time at [email protected], or call us at (866) 484-7786!

Check out some of our submissions from the past few years below for more inspiration!