July 25, 2008

Christmas Card Art Contest: Ending soon!

Every year the Home School Foundation sends Christmas Cards to those who have received assistance from the Foundation. This Christmas Season the Home School Foundation is hosting a special contest which gives homeschoolers an opportunity to design the artwork for the Christmas greeting card.

2008 CONTEST GUIDELINES

ThemeCategory

1: Christmas MemoriesCategory

2: Seasonal beauty of God's CreationCategory

3: Christ's Birth: The First Christmas

Entrants must choose one of the above categories to submit under. You are limited to one entry per person.

Who

Ages 15 and up (as of January 1, 2008). Adults welcome!HSLDA members and non-members are both welcome to participate. Eligible applicants must be either a home educated student or a teacher of a homeschool. The Home School Foundation will be using the winners of this contest for its Christmas greeting cards this coming Christmas and is looking for elegant, creative, artwork.

Format

Artwork and photography accepted in digital format (jpg, bmp, gif, tif)
For artwork, please submit as a picture in digital form (for specific instructions, see below)
File size must be a minimum of 300dpi/ppi in a color or black & white digital photograph of the artwork (or scanned photo if you do not own a digital camera)
The artwork should not be framed or matted in the photo

Electronic file of the artwork must be sent to contests@hslda.org with "Christmas Card Contest" in the subject line

Fee

There is no fee.

Entry

One entry per person

Please include the following information in the email with your entry: Name, email, phone number, address, HSLDA# (if applicable), date of birth, and specify which category your artwork is being submitted under

Completely original hand-done artwork or original photography (no tracing or computer-generated artwork). You will be judged on the photo submission of your artwork, however, so make sure that the photograph is clear and of good quality. You may digitally adjust the lighting or focus of the photo if necessary

Timeline

Entries must be received by August 1, 2008

Winners will be notified by letter and/or email and announced on HSF's website and through HSLDA's e-lert service by September 30th, 2008.

MailingEmail your entries to contests@hslda.org

Judging

Judges will select three winners and two honorable mentions in each category. Judging will be made based on subject, creativity, and composition. The decision of the judges is final.
PrizeThere will be three 1st place winners, one from each category. Each will receive an HSLDA Membership coupon valued at $30.00, and a box of 12 cards with artist acknowledgement on the back.

Other Information

Proceeds from the cards will go to the Home School Foundation's Compassion Fund
Photographs/artwork becomes the property of HSLDA and will not be returned. Entry in the contest constitutes permission for HSLDA to use the prints for publication at its discretion
All judgments are final and interpretations of the guidelines are at HSLDA's sole discretion
Please contact Contest Coordinator at contests@hslda.org with any questions.

1 comment:

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Just found you through your bio on the virtual home school conference. I've had fun browsing. Hope the conference goes well. I am sure many will be blessed.