June 18, 2012 Kerala Taylor

A contest for little artists: Enter for a chance to be KaBOOM! CEO for a day!

How does your child like to play? We are seeking illustrations from little artists that depict their favorite way to play outdoors.

Ten winners will see their drawings enlarged and recreated by a professional artist in the new KaBOOM! headquarters in Washington, DC. One lucky Grand Prize winner will get to come to DC to be KaBOOM! CEO for a day!

The contest is open to U.S. residents 18 years and older, who submit on behalf of a child or multiple children, ages 3 to 12. Entries must be emailed or received via postal mail by July 6, 2012 (deadline has been extended!) and will be judged by an internal panel of play experts. We will announce the winners on July 10.
Here's how it works:

  • The child creates a picture of his/her favorite way to play outdoors, following these guidelines:
    • Line drawings only
    • Must be in marker or crayon
    • On white paper
  • Submit the child's awesome creation by:
    • Scanning and emailing
    • Taking a photo with a digital camera (at least 600 x 400 pixels) and emailing
    • Sending original via postal mail
  • Send to us by:
    • Emailing submission as a JPG attachment (preferred method) to contest@kaboom.org with subject line “Little Artists”
    • Mail to “Little Artists”/ KaBOOM! / 4455 Connecticut Ave, Suite B100 / Washington, DC 20008
  • Include with your submission:
    • Your full name
    • The child’s full name
    • Your relationship to child (parent, teacher, guardian, etc.)
    • Your email address, phone number, and mailing address

Please send only one entry per child. If sending on behalf of multiple children, email each entry separately. Mailed entries may be sent in the same package as long as it is clear who created each piece of artwork.  

The first names of the 10 winners will be “signed” beside their work and you will be notified and sent a photo to show how he/she has made our offices a fun and playful space. We will arrange a two-night trip for two to Washington, DC for the Grand Prize winner so he/she can visit our office and be KaBOOM! CEO for a day!

Click here for complete rules. Questions? Email contest@kaboom.org.

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