Calling all elementary school kids:

Enter the Ipsun Sunny Summer Art Contest!

It’s time for the Third Annual Art of Ipsun Sunny Summer Art Contest! Let’s celebrate the last few weeks of summer, the sun, and all of the awesome artists out there who care about fighting climate change!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Check out the videos and links below to learn about solar energy and get inspired!
  • Make your beautiful, creative artwork about the sun.
  • Take a picture of your artwork with a smartphone.
  • Submit your art via email to [email protected]
  • Include your first and last name and your grade for the upcoming school year (and your school if you want to shout out for school spirit!)
  • We’re accepting submissions through September 18th, and winners will be announced on this page Monday, September 21st.

We’ll have three winners from each grade, K-6. Prizes are Ben & Jerry’s ice cream gift cards! 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!

Need inspiration?

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!