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Ipsun’s Sunny Summer Art Contest winners learn about solar energy and win ice cream!

Here at Ipsun, we love fall, but right now we’re still celebrating summer as we announce the winners of our 3rd Annual Sunny Summer Art Contest! In the past month, as summer wound down and virtual school got started in Fairfax County, the Sunny Summer Art Contest gave kids something fun to focus on. Now the results are in, the winners have been notified, and the artwork is super cute!

Congratulations to all our winners, whose artwork can be seen at the Sunny Summer Art Contest page. First place went to first-grader Joey D, second place went to second grader Eli Z, third place went to fourth grader Zach H, and fourth place went to fourth grader Charlotte H. All of the winners in the grade level categories can also be seen on the art contest page. 

Ipsun put out the call to elementary school kids for the contest in the last couple weeks before school started, and kids from all over the region joined in to celebrate the sun and to learn about fighting climate change. 

The kids shared their sun artwork for the chance to win a Ben & Jerry’s gift card. Ipsun employees served as the judging panel, and each voted on the winners. Now, the winners have been announced and the kids are enjoying their ice cream!

First prize winner Joey D. was quite excited when he was notified of his big win. “I had a lot of fun drawing our solar panels and how they work,” he said. “The other kids’ drawings looked good and I can’t wait to eat my Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream with my friends!”

“Ipsun is a Certified B Corp, which means we use our business as a force for good. Ben & Jerry’s is also a B Corp, so it was a natural fit to work together to help kids learn about solar energy in a fun way,” said Herve Billiet, Ipsun’s CEO. “We loved seeing the kids’ art, and the entire company had such fun voting for their favorites. We think it’s so important for kids to understand why solar fights climate change and how they can get involved, because it’s their future we’re all working to protect.”

Second place winner Eli Z was also happy to hear about his win. Eli’s mom told Ipsun that he received the news of his win on his birthday, which made the win, and the ice cream, even sweeter. “Eli had a blast learning about solar energy and drawing the picture,” she said. “This is a great event Ipsun hosted. Thank you very much for doing it!”

Back in August, kids visited the Sunny Summer Art Contest page at to find inspiration for their artwork. They found sun craft ideas, Bill Nye’s video explaining solar energy, some great kids’ videos about climate change, and They Might Be Giants singing their anthem to the sun, Why Does the Sun Shine?

Ipsun is so thankful to Ben and Jerry’s in Vienna, VA, for supporting the art contest and inspiring kids to get creative!

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