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CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST 2014

HSF needs YOUR holiday pictures for our Christmas cards!

Every year, the Home School Foundation invites homeschoolers to send in original photographs, scanned artwork, or computer graphics that celebrate the Christmas season. We turn our favorites into Christmas cards to send to the widows and widowers who received grants from us in the past year. During the fall, the Christmas cards will then be available for purchase in the HSLDA Store.

Themes

For each photo, artwork, or computer graphic entry, select a category:

Category 1: Christmas Memories
Category 2: Seasonal Beauty of God’s Creation
Category 3: Christ’s Birth: The First Christmas

No limit on number of submissions under one or multiple categories.

Important Perspective: Keep in mind that the purpose of the artwork is for use on the front of Christmas greeting cards. In keeping with this goal, you are welcome to use computer enhancement on artwork or photography. Have fun making it beautiful, but remember not to copy or use anyone else’s work in the process.

Who

Any homeschooling parent, teacher, or student that is 12 years old or older as of January 1, 2014.

Prizes!

The 1st place winner from each category will receive a box of 12 cards created from their entry, and a $25 HSLDA Store gift card.

Fee?

Free!!

Sounds great! How do I submit?

  • All aspects of each entry must be completely original, to avoid copyright infringement.
  • All entries must be submitted in digital format (jpg, bmp, gif, tif) via email. For artwork, do not include frame or matting in scanned image or photo.
  • File size must be a minimum of 300dpi/ppi
  • Send electronic file of the artwork to Contests@hslda.org with “Christmas Card Contest” in the subject line and include the following information in the email with your entry:
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • HSLDA# (if applicable)
    • Theme category (1, 2, or 3) for each submission
  • Multiple entries may be submitted in one email, but please identify the theme category for each one.

How long do I have?

  • Email deadline: April 1, 2014
  • Winners will be notified by letter and/or email and announced on HSF’s website and through HSLDA’s e-lert service by June 1.

Other Information

  • Judges will select a winner from each category. Judging will be made based on subject, creativity, composition, and general appeal. The decision of the judges is final.
  • Any proceeds from the cards will go to the Home School Foundation’s Compassion Fund
  • Photographs/artwork becomes the property of HSF and will not be returned. Entry in the contest constitutes permission for HSF to use the prints for publication at its discretion.

Questions? Suggestions? Contact our Contest Coordinator at Contests@hslda.org.