New “Pictures for Patriots” Greeting Card Contest

2013 P4P CollageSoon we will begin shipping out 40-50,000 care packages during our 2013 Patriotic Drive. Included in each of those boxes will be a special greeting card from Operation Gratitude, with a unique design created by….

Announcing the 2013 “Pictures for Patriots” Greeting Card Contest, open to students in grades K-12!

Here’s what you need to know:

WHO: Students entering grades K-12 may submit original artwork to the “2013 Pictures for Patriots Greeting Card Design Contest”.

WHAT: Artwork with a Patriotic “Thank you, Troops!” 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 starting February 1 and must be received by February 22, 2013. 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 — in time to be received by the February 22 deadline — to:
2013 P4P Greeting Card Contest
 c/o 2468 Tapo Canyon  
Simi Valley, CA 93063
ATTN: Operation Gratitude

ONE WINNER–ONE GRAND PRDSCN1174IZE: •Operation Gratitude Battalion Buddy +
•Paracord “Survival” Bracelet +
•Limited Edition March to a Million Dogtag+
•Artwork featured on the front of the next Operation Gratitude Patriotic Drive Greeting Card

Find the Official Rules here: 2013 Pictures for Patriots Greeting Card Design Contest

Please keep in mind:

1. 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 LKpicAmericans.”

2. Artwork must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and not in violation of any copyrights. Computer-generated art will not be accepted.

3. Help us spread the word about this contest! Invite scout troop, service club, schools and youth group leaders to have their youth participate!

4. 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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2 Responses to New “Pictures for Patriots” Greeting Card Contest

  1. Pingback: Happy Presidents’ Day! | Operation Gratitude Blog

  2. Makingshamrocks says:

    This might be something for David…..

    Blessed Be and GOD Bless America

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