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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "Christmas Card Contest" in the subject line
There is no fee.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.