Sunday, January 16, 2011

Graceful Envelope Contest

Graceful Envelope Contest: Call for Entries
Posted by: Contest Coordinator
Date: Sat Jan 15, 2011

Calligraphers everywhere are invited to participate in the 2011 Graceful
Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild
under the sponsorship of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
The contest is open to all ages, with two separate categories for
children. There is no entry fee.

This year's theme, "Time Flies," was inspired by the 35th anniversary of
the Washington Calligraphers Guild. But time is more than the passing of
hours, days and years. So design an envelope that explores good times,
quality time, the times of our lives, time travel, or any other idea you
have time to develop. Address the envelope artistically to:
The Graceful Envelope Contest
Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688
Merrifield, VA 22116

Envelopes must be postmarked by Saturday, April 30, 2011. There is no
entry fee (and no prizes other than nice certificates)! The complete
Call for Entries is posted on the Washington Calligraphers Guild website

This is the contest's 17th year. The Smithsonian Institution's National
Postal Museum created and administered it until delegating
responsibility to the Washington Calligraphers Guild in 2001. The
National Association of Letter Carriers agreed to partner with us to
sponsor the contest and exhibit the winners. Winning envelopes are also
exhibited online at

Please spread the word among your calligraphic colleagues (and local
schools, because there are two separate categories for children).
Contest details and a flier suitable for newsletters and posting are at (or here if that doesn't work)

So take time to enter the Graceful Envelope Contest and enjoy
yourself--since "Time Flies" when you're having fun!

--Lorraine Swerdloff of the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Graceful Envelope Contest coordinator

***Look here for last year's winners!

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