CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

What is blooming in this unprecedented season?

CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

O N L I N E C O N T E S T

ONLINE VOTING: JUNE 1-15, 2020

Vote to select "People's Choice Award" winners!

Winners & Prizes Announcement: June 17, 2020

CURRENT TOP 10 VOTED ENTRIES

- as of June 2, 2020 (updated daily based upon accumulated votes)

8. Hummingbird Feeder

1. An Automatic Composting System with Distributed Moisturization

24. Sunnyville

26. Hydraulic Powered Robotic Arm

36. Animalsboro-A Village of Animals

27. Bamboo Waterwheel

32. The Happy Pig Family

2. Armadillo Emperor

30. A Garden Door for Dad

11. Message Boats

We welcome showcasing of green projects on this platform. Interested in exhibiting your green project? Sign up HERE.

View GREEN STORIES and GALLERY for inspirations from past Community In Bloom entries.

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For all inquiries, email: CIB@we-sense.org

ABOUT CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

Creativity In Bloom is an exciting event brought to you by We Sense’s environmental awareness programming. Creativity In Bloom promotes environmental stewardship and engages our community in collective creativities through an online contest of green projects. Environmental burdens around the world have been reduced in some aspects due to Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on human activities, but new challenges arise and require our actions. In this unusual spring, we look forward to further addressing the increased residential waste issues due to stay-at-home orders through the creative spirits and solutions within our community. We believe mindfulness and every intentional choice to reduce, reuse and recycle waste will make a meaningful impact on protecting our environment.

BE A PART OF CREATIVITY IN BLOOM

Creativity In Bloom provides a platform for encouraging community involvements, celebrating green ideas, and showcasing creative and practical green projects. Aiming to inspire efforts for a greener lifestyle and community, the Creativity In Bloom online contest invites local residents to participate in one or both of the following ways:

  • Create! Inspire and impact our community with your visual example(s) of how recycled materials can be utilized to create something beautiful, fun and/or useful, and compete for prizes!
  • Vote! Cast your votes online to select five “People’s Choice Award” winners, whether or not you sign up to compete.

Individuals, families and neighborhood friends (in keeping with safe distance guidelines) are encouraged to explore and create green projects of any kind incorporating recycled/reused materials. Here are some ideas to ignite your creativity flame: handcrafted sculptures, mini robots, toys, board games, variety garden arts, miniature gardens, obstacle courses, STEAM applications and more. Possibilities are endless. Let your imagination soar. Be inspired by each other. Together we’ll witness the blooming creativity and greener practices in our community.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 10, 2020 - online registration OPENS

May 31, 2020 - contest entry submissions END

May 31, 2020 - entries ready for online viewing

June 1-15, 2020 - public online voting OPENS

June 17, 2020 - winners & prizes ANNOUNCED

JUDGING & PRIZES

All entries will be judged based upon its statements (creative and environmental applications/elements) and images of the final work. Each entry should include at least 60% “green” features (directly relating to reduce, reuse, recycle waste, sustainable practice) in the project production. Entry project pictures and statements will be uploaded to this site for online viewing, judging and voting.

All prizes will be in the form of gift cards/vouchers to local restaurants/stores to support our local businesses.

Creativity In Bloom is awarding 4 types of prizes:

First 50: First 50 completed entry registrations will EACH receive a $5 gift voucher to CHA House OR Al’s Burger. One gift voucher per eligible registration, regardless of number of participants in the entry registration.

People’s Choice Award: Community voting results will decide five winning entries. Online voting link will be open to the public on June 1-15, 2020. One valid email address is good for submitting only one voting form (which may select up to five choices in one voting form) throughout the entire voting period. Based upon the number of votes received, the top 5 voted entries will EACH receive a $100 gift card (to a local restaurant/store of the winner’s choice). One gift Award per winning entry, regardless of number of participants in the entry.

Grand Prize: One $200 gift card grand prize will be awarded to one winning entry selected by Strowd Roses Foundation’s representative.

Lottery Prize: 50 voters will be randomly selected, EACH to receive a $5 gift voucher to Yopop OR Gray Squirrel Coffee.

In case of any technical or other issue or concern during the process, the organizer has the right in its discretion to decide on winners and gift card choices. All prize decisions are final.

HOW TO ENTER

We welcome showcasing of green projects on this platform. Interested in exhibiting your green project? Sign up HERE.

To enter the contest, complete the Entry Form.

1. Complete and submit the Entry Form by May 31, 2020. Individual, family and group entries are ALL welcomed, but each entry form must be submitted by one responsible adult Entrant representing the participant(s). For participants age 18 or younger, parents/legal guardians need to consent and submit the Entry Form.

2. Include the Entry Materials in the Entry Form, as follows (collectively, the “Entry Materials”):

2.1 Project Title: Specify a project title and the creator/entrant name for use in online display and voting. Example: “My Butterfly Garden by Mary C.”

2.2 Project Image: Provide only one (1) picture/image (in landscape orientation) that can best present the project. This picture will be uploaded for online viewing. In addition, optionally, a link to a photo gallery or a short YouTube video (no more than 2 minutes in length) may be provided to enhance the entry presentation. Recycled materials and hand-crafted production are strongly encouraged.

2.3 Project Statement: Describe in 50-100 words about the entry project, its design/story, creative, technical and “green” features.

3. Comply with General Terms and Conditions:

3.1 The Entrant has the necessary authority/right to enter this contest, submit the Entry Form/Entry Materials, and authorize the organizer to use the Entry Materials. All entry contents must be friendly and appropriate for children and community at large. Participants must ensure that their works do not cause any infringement or damage, and will keep the organizer and its volunteers indemnified from any liability with respect to their participation. The organizer reserves the right to modify/update the contest information/rules when necessary, arrange the entry displays online and, if concerned, exclude any entry considered not appropriate for event display.

3.2 The organizer and its volunteers have the irrevocable right to use (and the right to authorize others to use) any Entry Materials (any images, statement, etc.) in this event, other outreach and/or communication effort, via any media and material.

3.3 This event is a service project of the organizer, and it's free to participate. Participation is entirely voluntary. The organizer and its volunteers shall not be held liable in any case.

To sign up, complete the Entry Form.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

Creativity In Bloom is organized by We Sense and its volunteer team. We Sense is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Special thanks to Strowd Roses Foundation for its grant support to make this program possible.

SPECIAL THANKS

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