The Cool Mom Picks + Etsy Color-Your-Own Holiday Ornament Design Contest
Congrats to our 8 fabulous winners!
Elea Lutz - NostalgiaOana Befort Linda Kuo
- LK Studio
Steph Guo - Zom-BChantal Vincent
Rebekah Potter - Bloks by R. Potter Studio
Joy Charde - Creative Mama
Zoe - A Quick Study
You can purchase these as downloadable, printable PDFs at the Etsy store
for $3 with all proceeds being donated to Housing Works,
a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts.
Winners, please email email@example.com
with your 125 square graphic (jpg or gif) along with your link so that we can run your ad.
With the holidays are just around the corner, we're so excited to make a
huge announcement: We're teaming up with one of our favorite
for another awesome contest - a Color-Your-Own Paper Holiday Ornament Design
We're on the hunt for eight creative, cool paper holiday ornaments that
kids can cut and color
themselves and then pass out to their schoolmates, hang on their trees,
or give away as holiday cards to friends and family. We'll pick our
and whip them up into downloadable and printable PDFs for purchase at
Etsy's own shop. Along with some other great prizes.
And better yet, 100% of the proceeds will be donated
the Housing Works
, a healing community of people living with and affected by
HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS
through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and
entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. The very important but not too complicated Rules
1. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your designs (flickr, blog, website) by Midnight PST 11/24/10.
2. Email your art as jpg or gif attachments (300 dpi, maximum quality) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnight PST 11/24/10 with HOLIDAY ORNAMENT in the subject (Mailed entries
will be accepted if they are postmarked by midnight 11/24 PST - please
email for mailing address)
3. Optional but helpful - also attach entries
as a vector-based file or a high resolution bitmap art
(see below for details).
4. Your art must meet size and content requirements (see below)
5. These are color-your-own holiday paper ornaments for young kids, so keep it fun
and friendly. Keep in mind that festive, seasonal designs will have the widest appeal! And remember, they need to be something kids can cut out and color!
6. Maximum 3 entries per person
7. The winners will solely be determined by the Cool Mom Picks editorial
staff based on originality, design, and appropriateness for children.
8. Have fun!Disclaimer:
In entering your artwork for this contest, you're giving us permission
to display it here, and sell the winning designs at the etsy shop with
100% of the net proceeds going to charityPrizes! Whoo!
will be announced on Monday, November 29, and will have their work
featured as one of the eight limited
edition printable ornaments for sale for charity. Plus, the lucky winners will be showered
love and admiration on Cool Mom Picks as well as on the Etsy Storque
and our respective Twitter and Facebook pages.
The winning ornaments
will be one of the featured crafts at the Kids Craft at Etsy holiday
craft party (Etsy's first ever event for kids!) on December 11, 2010,
also benefiting Housing Works. Stay tuned for more details!
Winning shops/designers will also be featured under the special "Etsy Contest Winners" section on
the Cool Mom Picks homepage for the entire month of December with a link back to your etsy shop or web page.
(Winner to provide
a 125x125 square banner that will run for the month of December - $500
Should fit within a 4 inch by 4 inch square (though the ornament itself can be any shape you like!)
Black-and-white outline art (so kids can color them in!)
Vector-based file if possible (created in
Illustrator) or high-resolution bitmap art (created in Photoshop or any
other painting program)
300 dpi, maximum quality JPG or GIF*Optional
- Don't forget to sign your artwork!
In entering the contest, the artists warrant that they are submitting
their original art and not someone else's. (CoolMomPicks.com and
Etsy.com are not liable if the artist does not submit his/her own
artwork). The artists are also giving permission to Etsy.com and Cool
Mom Picks to use their artwork for this project. All money received for
the sale of these cards will be donated to Housing Works.
[photo by chantal/vincent]