As we prepare for our 10th Annual Holiday Drive, we are excited to announce another art contest for students entering grades K-12! This time, we are looking for original artwork for the holiday greeting card we will send in 50,000+ care packages this fall.
Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: Students entering grades K-12 may submit original artwork to the “2012 Holiday Card Design Contest”.
WHAT: Artwork with a Patriotic “Thank you, Troops!”/Winter Holidays theme. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Veterans.
SPECIFICATIONS: Minimum size: 4″ x 6″ up to a maximum size of 4.75″ x 6.5″ horizontal format — see left. You may want to print out several copies of this template to use: Greeting Card Template
Enter as often as you wish — the more the better: All appropriate artwork submitted to the contest will be sent in Operation Gratitude care packages!
WHEN: Entries may be submitted now and must be postmarked by August 4, 2012. Please attach the name of entrant, plus age, grade and full mailing address and contact email address with a paper clip or sticky note to the back of each entry.
WHERE: Mail entries to
“2012 Holiday Card Design Contest”
Operation Gratitude/Cheryl Zerah
4840 Rubio Avenue
Encino, CA 91436
ONE GRAND PRIZE:
•$100 Target Gift card
•Operation Gratitude Battalion Buddy
•Paracord “Survival” Bracelet
•Artwork featured on the front of the next Operation Gratitude Holiday Greeting Card
Find the Official Rules here: 2012 Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest
Please keep in mind:
2. Important: We send care packages to ALL branches of the military. Please avoid using phrases like, “Thank you, Soldiers,” which would refer specifically to members of the Army (and thereby leave out the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard). Instead, consider using the words “Heroes,” “Warriors,” “Patriots” or “Brave Americans.”
3. Artwork must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and not in violation of any copyrights. Computer-generated art will not be accepted.
4. Help us spread the word about this contest! Invite scout troop, service club and youth group leaders to have their youth participate!
5. Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck to all who enter!