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Enter our 11th annual Holiday Cards Contest

How does it work?

Grab the glitter and glue and get ready for the Observer’s 11th annual Holiday Card Contest. We invite children ages 4-17 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 four age categories: 4-7; 8-11; 12-14; 15-17.

When is it due? Online entry deadline: Dec. 3. Mailed entries must be postmarked or dropped off in the lobby of the Observer, 600 S. Tryon St., by Dec. 3.

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

For an online entry, you will need to either scan or photograph your comic to create a digital file you can upload. See the upload link below and follow the instructions.

If mailed, 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.

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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