Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest

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

•$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:

1. Our troops celebrate a wide variety of holidays — please be respectful of all religious faiths.

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

                                                   Best of luck to all who enter!

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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One Response to Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest

  1. Jack Benton says:

    Reblogged this on EHS Safety News America and commented:
    Spread the word and help a fine organization! 😉

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