Calling all mail artists, doodlers, calligraphers and crayon wielders! The National Association of Letter Carriers and The Washington Calligraphers Guild are holding their 18th annual Graceful Envelope contest.
Deadline: April 30th postmark
Theme: “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better”–create a Graceful Envelope around anything that begins with D.
Rules: Only the front of the envelope will be judged. Address and design must be hand rendered. No computerized type or images. Send the envelope through USPS as First Class Mail and do not wrap it in anything else.
On the back of the envelope (the entries won’t be opened), include your name, address, email address, and your age group (adult, junior Grades 6-12, and child Grades 1-5)
Winners will be chosen based on artistic hand lettering, creative interpretation fo the theme and effective use of color and design. Winning designs will be selected for display in the lobby of the National Association of Letter Carriers building in Washington, D.C. and on the internet. Winners will also receive certificates.
Address the envelope to:
The Graceful Envelope Contest
Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688
Merrifield, VA 22116
Thanks to author Rick Hodges for alerting me to this contest. His article, The Meaning of Mail, in the December 2012 issue of The Postal Record featured Save Snail Mail and others who enjoy sending and receiving post.