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Win a Pre-screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

By Paige Brady, January 26, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

Congratulations to teacher Eden Rule who won the screening for seven girls in her school class. Stay tuned for a future blog post telling their story.   

Do you know a kid who speaks for the trees? Tell us your eco-hero’s story in our Kids for Our Planet contest.

You just might win a screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax in your hometown theatre for 200 friends and family on March 1st, the night before the movie opens to the public. Read on to find out how to enter our Facebook contest.

Curious about Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax?

Here’s how Universal Pictures describes the movie: From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope.  The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.  To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

In hopes of spreading the eco-message of the film, we’ve partnered with Universal Pictures on our Kids for Our Planet contest as well as on pre-screening events and ticket giveaways in some of our stores. (Check here to see if your store’s included.)

Whether it’s saving Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots or protecting the planet locally, the Kids for Our Planet essay contest celebrates kids who are doing more than their fair share to protect the planet. Help us celebrate their commitment to the environment by nominating them in the Kids for Our Planet essay contest. Parents and teachers are invited to share how a kid or group of kids they know are using their energy and creativity to make our planet a better place. To enter a hero, visit our Kids for Our Planet conteston Facebook. (You’ll need to have your own Facebook account and “follow us” to enter.)

You’ll be asked to write a short essay, no more than 350 words, describing the efforts of a child or group of children who are making a positive impact on the environment. Feel free to include links to web pages, Facebook pages or other online locations that help tell the story. The essay contest will be judged based on:

  • expression of the contest theme "Kids Making a Difference for the Planet" — 50%
  • creativity of the submission and clarity of the description of the efforts — 20%
  • impact the efforts had or are having on the environment — 30%

You can only nominate a specific kid or group of kids one time, so make sure you tell their story the best way you know how. You can nominate more than one kid in separate entries, though. (Oh, and by “kid” we mean ages 5 to 14.) For a full list of contest rules and criteria, visit the Kids for Our Planet Facebook contest page.

Submissions will be accepted online from January 25 through February 8; and winners will be announced on February 15. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a private screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for up to 200 friends and family in your local movie theater the night before the movie’s official release to the public! (That means the pre-screening will be on March 1st .)

Three 2nd Prize Winners will receive The Lorax eco-friendly gardening tote set with stainless steel tools and a copy of The Lorax book tucked inside.

One of the great things about the Lorax is that his powerful message still resonates and inspires kids today, years after Dr. Seuss created him. Whole Foods Market has a long history of supporting our environment and we are really excited to partner with Universal Pictures to celebrate real kids who are doing more than their part to protect the planet. We hope you’ll take the time to share their story!

 

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Michele says ...
Dr. Seuss books were a huge part of my childhood. When I was 2 yrs old I would get out a book and take it to my mother and make her sit down and read it to me.As a result, I learned to read at an early age. i knew all of my ABC's by 2 and was reading before kindergarten!Because Dr. Seuss was such a huge influence on me I think that it's great that the environment awareness element is integrated in the story
02/02/2012 7:02:39 AM CST
Andrew Dutcher says ...
The previews look hilarious. I hope I win!
02/16/2012 10:17:40 AM CST
Amy Owen says ...
I entered my class of 2nd graders for the Lorax contest, and would love to know if we won! Where is the list of winners? I can't find any info on the Whole Foods site or the Facebook page.
02/18/2012 7:09:48 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Amy The grand prize winner is Eden Rule of Texas and her students. The 2nd prize winners are currently being selected and will be announced shortly. Thanks for your entry and good luck on that 2nd prize win!
02/21/2012 2:30:07 PM CST