Ian Somerhalder
by China DeSpain
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Emz M

Is Ian Somerhalder the busiest guy in Hollywood? In addition to filming his hit show, The Vampire Diaries, the actor has also started his own conservation foundation, filmed a series for Planet Green, spoken before Congress about species preservation AND managed to snag an award at last night’s Teen Choice Awards (as choice TV actor in a Fantasy/Sci-Fi series).

And that’s not all. His latest endeavor is aimed at getting kids involved in environmentalism. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation needs official shirts, and is sponsoring a t-shirt design contest to get them.

The contest will occur in three phases, and the theme of the first is “creatures.” Kids are invited to create an animal design with a positive message and submit it to the Foundation by September 9. The winning designs will be featured on shirts sold in October at the foundation’s first youth event, EMPOWEResque FL4C (Future Leaders 4 Change), and will also be sold on Cafe Press

According to the foundation’s website, “The entire ISF team will vote and decide on the one design that will be made into shirts for everyone to rock! Just think, you and your friends could be wearing a shirt that YOU designed. Even Ian could wear it!”

With youth contests like this, it’s easy to see why he’s a hit with teens. Head over to the IS Foundation site for rules and submission details.

About China DeSpain

China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelina-Audrey-Anne-Wright/1157960757 Angelina Audrey-Anne Wright

    I am sad I want to make one but I am an adult, kid at heart :)

  • http://superfunnytees.com Mr. Funny Shirts

    What a great project. It’s a great way to inspire kid’s about art while they are at the most creative ages. Hats off to Mr. Somerhalder!

  • Soph Mess

    I won! :) Love Ian Somerhalder