The Graceful Envelope Contest has become an annual tradition since 1995 for calligraphers and lettering artists around the world. We are pleased to pass along information to all of our customers about this contest on our blog. Here is a short excerpt from the Washington Calligraphers Guild website:
Calligraphers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in the 21st annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. The contest is open to all ages, with separate categories for children. There is no entry fee
This year’s theme:
There’s No Place Like Home
Home is your town, your state, the address your letter carrier visits six days a week. Home could also call to mind the sound of children at play, the security of a comfortable chair, the aroma of cookies in the oven, the excitement of holiday celebrations. It’s being homesick, pondering your ancestral home or feeling compassion for the homeless. Create an envelope to illustrate what home means to you and address it artistically to:
The Graceful Envelope
100 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Monday, March 30, 2015
March 30 is the deadline to enter the 21st annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Call for entries: http://www.calligraphersguild.org .
Winners will be chosen based on artistic hand lettering, creative interpretation of the theme — “There’s No Place Like Home” — and effective use of color and design, including incorporation of postage stamp(s).
For all of the contest rules and information please visit the WCG links in this post. Good luck to all contest entrants!