With announcement of winners, Love Elephants Youth Contest exhibit opens in LA

Watch the slideshow above to get a look at the winning LAUSD student artwork.

The wait is over…on Sunday, May 19th, Los Angeles students found out who won the Love Elephants Youth Art Contest.

As part of our animal action education outreach, the International Fund for Animal Welfare has partnered with Adopt the Arts and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for an educational program and contest aimed at teaching elementary school kids of the dangers elephants face as the global demand for ivory increases.

More than 300 LAUSD students from 40 schools created artwork inspired by the question: why should elephants be protected?” Their colorful responses highlight the joy, connection and concern the children have for the much-loved and iconic animal.

Adopt the Arts Co-founder and Guns N' Roses drummer, Matt Sorum, his Guns N' Roses band mate, Slash, actresses Joely Fisher, Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon and others were on-hand to celebrate the young artists at Sunday’s event which also kicked off the Love Elephants art exhibit. 

The exhibit is now open to the public and will run through June 8 at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Swing in and see the winning artwork!



Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Jan Hannah, Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project
Campaign Manager, Northern Dogs Project