This year we invited local Elementary and Middle School students in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to submit entries for the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest. The response was tremendous -- we were excited to receive over 400 entries from 135 schools! The First Lady selected the winning designs for the 2011 Official Easter Egg Roll Poster and Program Cover.
Students were asked to incorporate this year's theme, “Get Up and Go!” The theme goes along with the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national effort to combat childhood obesity, and promotes health and wellness.
And the winners are...
We are happy to announce that the program cover artwork selected was created by Morgan Ferrans, a twelve year old at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, Maryland. Morgan did a wonderful job with the “Get Up and Go!” theme, by showing kids and the Easter bunny playing sports and staying active on the South Lawn, just as kids will do at the event.
Be sure to check out this year’s commemorative wooden eggs! The eggs come in the pastel colors purple, pink, green, and yellow. The eggs are handmade in the United States from wood that is harvested using strict environmentally friendly practices. Each egg features a stamp of the logo, and the signatures of both the President and First Lady. The 2011 souvenir eggs can be purchased online through the National Parks Foundation.
Look out for information about musical performers between now and the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll!