October 23, 2012
ART SOCIETY SPONSORING HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST
For the last few years members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society have gotten together to create handmade holiday cards to give to residents of local nursing homes and retirement centers as a community service project. “We do the cards to help bring smiles to people throughout the holiday season,” Shawna Gilbert said.
This year, the group wants to get everyone involved in the project by offering a holiday card contest for all Northwestern students.
“The Art Society was looking for a way to be able to involve more of our student body in a creative task. We think this is it! And, what a bonus that it will help spread holiday cheer to some our elder citizens!” said Angelia Case, NWOSU Art Society sponsor. Micheela Sterling agreed, “We want to involve all Northwestern students so that they show their Christmas spirit and their creativity.”
Students are asked to create holiday artwork suitable for printing into standard postcards. Sterling said students should enter because their artwork could be seen by several people, and “they will be making a difference in an elderly person’s life.”
The finished size of the card needed is 5.59 inches by 4.33 inches, and if created on a computer, it must be 300 dpi. Art submissions may be larger, but students need to know that artwork must be able to reduce in size to the dimensions provided or it must be cropped to fit the correct size.
All two-dimensional mediums of artwork will be accepted including fine art and photography.
Up to three designs will be selected from the entries to create this year’s offering for the community service project. The top design will receive a prize and a set of the printed cards.
Original artwork will remain the property of the artist. By entering, the artist agrees to allow the Art Society non-exclusive rights to print and distribute the cards. Each artist will be given full credit on the card. Cards remaining following the disbursement will be available for purchase. “This contest is for a great cause. So please put your creativity hats on and enter!” RaLyssa Taylor added.
Artwork should be delivered to Case at the Media Services office located inside the J.W. Martin Library on the Alva campus. Digital artwork may be delivered on jump drive or emailed to her at email@example.com. Deadline for entry is: Noon on Monday, Nov. 12.