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- For Our Kids (Contest Rules and Tips)
Children's Art Calendar
The Children's Art Calendar is our version of refrigerator art. It is our most beloved publication.
Each year, we hold a Calendar Art Contest for the children in our programs. From the art submitted, pieces are selected to be included in the Children's Art Calendar.
If you have not receive a calendar and would like one, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some notes we received about the Children's Art Calendar. To send the children in our ministry's care a message of support, please visit our Facebook fan page.
May you always give joy to others with your art talent which is a special gift God has given to you.
If my son Doug had lived in Selma he would have visited you and enjoyed sharing his artistic gift with each of you. My compliments to each of you as your crayons and paint brushes express your heartfelt feelings. Thanks and praise to the talented artists: Angel, Samantha, Clarissa, Teri, Bianca, Ethan, Al'lre, Rachel, Breanna, Zrica, Asha, Erica, Destiny, Krystal, and Erika who have shared in the heartwarming 2007 Art Calendar. It's very fantastic! Really cool!
Love from someone who thinks you're very special,
Mrs. Benson, an 80 year old Grandma to 4 granddaughters, 14, 17, 19, 20 (majoring in art)
Your beautiful Art Calendar has arrived at my house and I am having a great time looking at your artwork. I am so glad you are expressing yourselves in the wonderful way and here's hoping you continue to enjoy it throughout your lives. As you know, music goes hand in hand with drawing and my wish for you is that you have lots of each in your life. Aren't we so thankful that you have the UM Children's Home to support you and guide you into a rich and fulfilling life! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas and know that we love you very much.
To the dear children and youth of our home and church:
Thank you! Thank you! The calendar you sent to us is one of the most beautiful and meaningful things we get given to us at this time of year. Stay well and free and happy is my wish for you--all the year coming and the years to come. God will increase your health and happiness I pray--I pray He always abides in you.
You or your family must be enrolled in one of the programs of the United Methodist Children's Home, Alabama and West Florida.
You are eligible if you are a foster child in one of our foster care programs, a group home or Transitional Living resident (any age) or a child from a family receiving our Family Preservation and Support Services.
Send art--do not fold--to...
UMCH CALENDAR ART CONTEST
898 Arkadelphia Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35204
...or submit it to your program or group home's main office on or before June 17th. They will turn it in for selection by June 24th. Include the following information on the back: your name, birth date and which program or group home in which you or your family is enrolled.
There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit.
All children whose artwork is selected for publication will receive recognition and a gift certificate.
Tips for submitting the best artwork
The best calendar art fills a whole 8 1/2 x 11" page with color.
It is best to use a horizontal/ landscape layout with your paper's longer edges at the top and bottom.
Seasonal and holiday art are usually the ones to make it into the calendar.
Easter and Christmas are best if created using Biblical themes.
Christmas art is greatly needed. We recommend that you send in one (or more) piece of Christmas art along with one (or more) piece of art for another month.
Think twice about putting the name of the month on your piece. Leaving it off is preferred.
Try to remember not to sign your art on the front.