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Enter our 12th annual Holiday Cards Contest

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How does it work?

Grab the glitter and glue and get ready for the Observer’s 12th annual Holiday Card Contest. We invite children ages 4-17 - and adults - to enter original artwork reflecting the holidays. Seven winners will see their work published on the front page of the Observer.

Who’s eligible? There are five age categories: 4-7; 8-11; 12-14; 15-17, and for the first time, adults.

When is it due? Online entry deadline: midnight, Dec. 6. Mailed entries must be postmarked or dropped off in the lobby of the Observer, 600 S. Tryon St., by Dec. 6.

How do I do it? Entries should be about 6 inches by 6 inches, using any medium.

For online entries, click on the link below to upload and enter the necessary information.

For mailed entries: On the back of each card, write: your name, age, mailing address with ZIP code, school, daytime phone number and parents’ names. Please type or print legibly. Include a photo of yourself suitable for publication.

MAIL CARDS TO:
Holiday Card Contest
The Charlotte Observer
P.O. Box 30308
Charlotte, NC 28230


The fine print: One entry per person. Only winners will be contacted by the Observer. Entries cannot be returned. Children of Observer employees are not eligible to enter.

How do I upload the card?

It's simple. Click here to go to the submission page. Your entry won't automatically go online. It will be reviewed by an editor, and then will join the online slideshow.

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