Barbara’s Bakery, health food pioneer, has concluded their “How I Changed the World” Kress Award program, an initiative which was run in conjunction with the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) member stores.
Children ages 7-17 were invited to write in describing how their actions helped changed the world/environment around them in 75 words or less and include a photo. Named after Dr. Stephen Kress, the director of Project Puffin, and created to honor young environmentalists, this Barbara’s Bakery program awarded seven winners the following:
- Grand Prize: $1,000 educational grant, a one year supply of cereal, one Adopt-A-Puffin, and a three feet tall stuffed Plush Puffin
- 2nd Place Prize (three awarded): $500 educational grant
- 3rd Place Prize (three awarded): $250 educational grant
Each winner also received the Dr. Kress Award plaque and a tote of Barbara’s Puffin stuff (T-shirt, beanie puffin, etc.). Judges include, among others, Dr. Kress himself and Evan Hirsch, President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Information about the program and contest winners can be viewed on the PuffinsCereal.com site: http://www.puffinscereal.com/contest_winners/index.html. The page will be up until October 15, 2009.