It is an original cartoon that reflects a positive theme. The theme for 2010 is "Heroes of Character"
Cartoonists should create original artwork expressing the core values that unite us all... friendship, tolerance, justice, faith and courage.- What values do YOU stand for?
Who is YOUR favorite "Hero of Character" - either historical or present-day?
What would make the world a better place?
Deadline for entries: April 25, 2010.
Winners only will be notified by May 25, 2010.
Who should enter?
The Caretoon Contest is open to anyone interested in participating.
All ages and levels of artistic ability are invited to submit an entry (ies).
Entries will be judged in two categories: Adults (age 18 or older) and Students (under age 18) Caretoons will be judged by a panel of professional cartoonists, educators, Museum staff and others. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and message. All judges' decisions are final.
A $1000. prize will be awarded in each of the two categories.
How to create a Caretoon:
A Caretoon must be your original creation.
Caretoons featuring copyrighted or pre-desig ned clip art or other images are not acceptable.
You can create your Caretoon freehand or electronically.
Caretoons may be created in black & white or in color.
Caretoons must include a graphic; text is optional.
Each Caretoon must be presented on a separate 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Caretoons may be any size provided they fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet.
How to enter the contest:
There are no entry fees; no purchases of any kind are required.
Complete a Caretoon entry form available online at http://www.libertymuseum.org/
Please submit no more than three Caretoons per person.
Print your name on each Caretoon exactly how it appears on your entry form.
If you are submitting your Caretooon(s) via email, attach your entry form and each Caretoon in jpeg format: must be 300 dpi; no larger than 8.5 x 11.
How to submit your entry:
Caretoons may be submitted by mail, in-person, or by email.
National Liberty Museum,
321 Chestnut St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Person: Bring your Caretoon & Entry Form to the Museum. Hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday –Sunday. You will receive FREE admission if you bring an original Caretoon.
Note: Free admission does not apply to guided group tours.
Caretoons will not be returned to their creator. The Museum reserves the right to display and/or publish any and all Caretoon entries. The creator will be credited for the work wherever his or her Caretoon appears. All entrants receive free membership to the National Liberty Museum and copies of any publication in which their Caretoon appears.NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM is located in th e heart of America's historic shrines of liberty at 321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106