Art education is important for young people and "The Office" cast members are supporting it with their very own art work. "The Office" cast members Angela Kinsley and Ellie Kemper teamed up with DoSomething.org, Hewlett-Packard and AMD during the month of September for the latest art education initiative called "Make Art. Save Art." The campaign was set up in a contest like format with students given the ability to enter art work from August 2 through September 30th. Any art including photography, traditional visual designs, and/or graphic designs were allowed to be submitted as a wallpaper design. After designs were submitted the contest involved sharing the design via twitter, facebook and other social networking sites.
NBC's "The Office" cast members contributed their own art work to the project in an effort to encourage young people and stress the importance of art education in the school system. Angela Kinsey, who plays the part of Angela Martin on the NBC sitcom, contributed her 2 year old daughter Isabel's art design to the project. Ellie Kemper, better known as Erin Hannon on "The Office", contributed a 3-D representation of what art means to her by personally knitting a scarf specifically for the "Make Art. Save Art." campaign.
Winners of the contest will be determined by a panel of expert and celebrity judges including "Community" cast member Yvette Nicole Brown. Five finalists in the "Make Art. Save Art." campaign will receive a HP Pavilion dv6z laptop with VISION technology from AMD for their everyday computer needs. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 donation to their schools art program, 5 HP Pavilion dv6z laptops for the art room, and a $1,000 scholarship. As a bonus all the finalist and the grand prize winner will have their art work featured on DoSomething.org's website and the designs will be available as downloads for PC Wallpapers.
Other celebrity supporters of DoSomething.org's campaign projects include Laila Ali (spokeswoman for "Healthy Schools Challenge"), Justin Long (Teens for Jeans), Ashley Greene (Feed the Need, Teens for Jeans), and Nick Cannon (Increase your Green).
Winners of the "Make Art. Save Art." campaign will be announced on October 12th.
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