Reston, VA, February 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Cameron Bloom, a first-grader at Prairie School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, is the latest young artist to receive $400 in U.S. savings bonds from RefrigeratorArtist.com.
The website, which provides a place for parents to store and share their child’s artwork online, hosts a monthly drawing that any parent may enter for free. Parents enter by selecting one piece of art from their child’s gallery each month to receive votes from other site members. Every vote the artwork receives becomes another entry in the drawing, increasing the artist’s chances of winning the savings bonds that month.
Cameron's winning artwork, "Summer Time," is just one of the pieces of artwork that his mother, Julie, has displayed and shared on RefrigeratorArtist.com. She also has binders which she uses to save some of the artwork Cameron and his sister Maddy create, but says she has enjoyed being able to save it online and share it with relatives who don't live nearby. Relatives across the country joined the site and voted regularly, boosting Cameron's chances and ultimately helping him to win the January prize.
His aunt, Deb Sutton, said, "Since my niece and nephew live several states away, I don't usually have the opportunity to see the pictures they draw at school. Now that some of their artwork is posted on RefrigeratorArtist.com, I'm having a lot of fun watching them grow up through their drawings. And, as a bonus, I can now say that I'm the proud aunt of a RefrigeratorArtist.com contest winner!"
RefrigeratorArtist.com provides a place for parents to save and share their children’s artwork digitally free of charge. Parents can order customized products such as prints and t-shirts featuring the art and enter one piece of their child’s artwork in a monthly drawing for $400 in U.S. savings bonds. A portion of the profits from site advertising and product sales goes toward art programs and education for children.