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Graceful Envelope Contest Call for Entries

Artists and students are invited to participate in the 20th 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. Deadline is March 24, 2014; there is no entry fee.

The 2014 theme, The Superlative Letter S, asks entrants to create a Graceful Envelope by symbolizing some sentiment starting with the letter S and addressing it in sublime or spirited script.

See the Call for Entries for rules and a downloadable flier. Please spread the word among organizationsand art teachers, because there are three separate categories for children. Winners will be chosen based on artistic hand lettering, creative interpretation of the theme and effective use of color and design, including incorporation of postage stamp(s). View past winning envelopes from adults and students online.
Questions? Contact contest coordinator Lorraine Swerdloff at