MEGA Brands honors creative classrooms in the RoseArt Design your Dream
Classroom Contest

    
    Elementary schools from Rhode Island and Mississippi are among grand
                                prize winners
    

MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The votes are in! And MEGA Brands (TSX: MB) awards the grand prize winners of RoseArt Design your Dream Classroom Contest to Father John V Doyle School in Coventry, Rhode Island and N.E. Taconi Elementary in Ocean Springs, Mississippi for their creative classroom designs.

As the three grand prize winners in the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade categories, each class will receive RoseArt school supplies for the remaining 2009/2010 school term (valued at approximately $1,700). Secondary prizes will be awarded to the 12 runner-up classrooms, three in each of the grade categories, who will receive a gift basket full of RoseArt supplies valued at approximately $150.

"It was really impressive to see all the inspirational designs submitted by creative minds in elementary schools across the U.S. and Canada," said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer of MEGA Brands. "Through RoseArt and this contest, we were able to reach communities who value art and encourage students to use their imagination to create their fantasy classroom."

"Our school community is overwhelmed to have two grand prize winners and two first place winners! It is a blessing for us to be chosen. We are very proud of our students, Taylor, Karina, Ben and Megan who represented our school under the guidance of our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Olszewski," says J. Robert McDermott, Principal at Father John V Doyle School. "The RoseArt products will be used in our school arts program as well as in our community service projects."

"Our school and entire district are very excited that five of our students took top honors for their artwork. The contest was a great opportunity for the students to explore their creativity and get experience with entering judged art contests," says Brad Allen, Visual Arts Teacher at N.E Taconi Elementary. "Hopefully this will help foster the students' interests in art and encourage them to enter more contests in the future. With the help of these great art prizes, the students at N.E. Taconi Elementary will be able to create even more top notch artwork!"

About the 'Design your Dream Classroom' Contest

The contest invited participants to create and digitally submit a creative design of their dream classroom such as drawings, mock-ups, photographs through the new RoseArt website at www.roseart.com. The website featured an online gallery where kids and classrooms were able to upload and share their pictures. A judging panel selected the top submissions in each grade category and the final winners were selected through a public online voting process based on the most creative, original and innovative entry.

For more information on RoseArt or to view the winning designs, please visit www.roseart.com.

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RoseArt/248810190164?ref=nf

About MEGA Brands

MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products. Visit http://www.megabrands.com for more information.

The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, MagNext and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.

SOURCE MEGA Brands Inc.

For further information: For further information: on the RoseArt Design your Dream Classroom contest or to receive high resolution images of the classroom designs, please contact: Amy Gregus, Communications Specialist, MEGA Brands, (514) 333-5555 ext. 2507, agregus@megabrands.com


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