Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Grab your crayons and join Maggie's Coloring Contest

Too much holiday stress? Countdown to the holiday coming too quickly?

Stop! And smell the crayons. What can compare to a new crayon box…the aroma, the freshly sharpened points of each crayon, the aligned organization of the brand new colors. Your unique coloring talent can bring you wonderful rewards when you join Maggie's Coloring Contest.

As part of the celebration of my latest book, Maggie Visits Grandpa, I am sponsoring a coloring contest for kids from age 2 to 102. It’s proven that coloring reduces stress, so it makes sense to have a coloring contest overlap with one of the more stressful times of year. And, part of Maggie's adventure is hearing about her family history.

Here are some of the details:

Entry Procedure

1. Each artist may submit one entry

2. Each entry form must be filled in completely and include the parent’s name and signature for entrants under age 18.

3. Entry form needs to include:
  • Name of artist
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip,
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address (optional for contest updates)
  • Age of artist (on Feb. 9, 2008)
  • If under age 18, Parent’s Name and Signature

4. Drawings will be returned if a self-addressed, stamped envelope for first class mail is included.

5. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.
6. Entry forms are available at the following locations in Chandler, Arizona
· Way 2 Play Café, 940 E. Riggs Road, Chandler, Chandler, AZ 85249, NE corner of Riggs and McQueen, way2playcafe.com.

· Java Spot, 1915 E Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85225.

· Mind over Splatter, Historic Downtown Chandler, 64 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ, mindoversplatter.com.

· T’z Marketplace, Historic Downtown Chandler, 58 San Marcos Pl. Chandler, AZ 85225, tzmarketplace.com· Michaels, The Arts & Crafts Store, 3771 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296, michaels.com.

*Signs by Tomorrow, 1929 E. Ray Rd. - Suite 4, Chandler, AZ 85225.

7. Also, the entry form can be downloaded from this site.


Six first-place awards will be given for entries in the following age brackets:

Ages 2-5, Ages 6-9, Ages 10-14, Ages 15-18, Ages 18-25, over 25

First place winners will receive a $25 Michael’s gift card and a copy of the new coloring book, Maggie Visits Grandpa by Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski. One runner-up in each age bracket will receive a copy of Maggie Visits Grandpa. Winning artwork will be posted on members.cox.net/infiniteadventure. The judges’ decisions are final.

Winners will be notified by telephone.


The deadline for receipt of entries is 5 p.m. February 9, 2008. Entries received after this time and date will not be entered in the contest. Send all entries to: Infinite Adventure, 6043 S. Danielson Way, Chandler, AZ 85249 or scan and email drawing and entry form to maggies_adventure@cox.net. No purchase necessary to enter or to win.
More information on Maggie Visits Grandpa to come. Or, visit the Web site at http:members.cox.net/infininteadventure.


madner said...

I'm in!!!!

Anna said...

Yes, you need to be the first to turn in your art!