“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two! | Operation Gratitude Blog

“Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two! | Operation Gratitude Blog

This is a great contest for the littles.  It is after Memorial Day and too soon for Veterans Day, but it is still a great practice to show our gratitude for our troops. The airmen, soldiers, sailors and marines who put themselves in difficult situations, just so you and I can live freely. I try to do a gratitude journal every day (it’s more like every week at this point, but hey – I’m trying). Point is, we can always teach our kids to be grateful for what they have and what others do for them.

This blog has directions where your child can submit a drawing where they can thank troops for their sacrifices.  And, if your childs drawing is chosen, they may win a prize and their picture will be chosen as a magazine cover.

WHO: Students entering grades K-12 may submit original artwork to the “Pictures for Patriots 2012 Contest”

WHAT: Artwork (up to 8″ x 10″ laid out in a vertical format) with a “Patriotic-Thank you Military” theme.  The winning entries will be selected by a panel of Veterans. Enter as often as you wish — the more the better: All appropriate artwork submitted to the contest will be sent in Operation Gratitude care packages!

WHEN: Entries may be submitted now through July 10. (Must be postmarked by July 10, 2012.) Include name of entrant, plus age, grade and full mailing address and contact email address on the back of each entry.

Click the link above for the directions on entry such as: mailing address and other specific requirements such as paper size and portrait vs. landscape.

PRIZES: ALL entrants will receive a special Operation Gratitude Dog Tag just for entering! 

In addition, the top three winning entries will receive these additional prizes:

1st PLACE:
•$100 Target Gift card
•Operation Gratitude Battalion Buddy
•Paracord  “Survival” Bracelet
•Artwork featured on the front cover of the next Operation Gratitude Magazine
•Copy of the Magazine

2nd PLACE:
•Operation Gratitude Battalion Buddy
•Paracord ”Survival” Bracelet
•Artwork featured on the back cover of the next Operation Gratitude Magazine
•Copy of the Magazine

3rd PLACE:
•Paracord ”Survival” Bracelet
•Artwork featured in the next Operation Gratitude Magazine
•Copy of the Magazine

Every child receives a small token of appreciation in the mail.

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5 thoughts on ““Pictures for Patriots Contest” — Take Two! | Operation Gratitude Blog

    • You’re very welcome! Thank you for giving us a way to participate in this very important mission, reminding the troops and their families, that their sacrifices and service are appreciated. You can expect to see my boys pictures among the entries. 🙂

  1. This is so very cool! Thank you for letting us know about it! Luv showing our troops how thankful we are for what they do. Great post!

    • Thanks! As hard as their job and the job of their family is, I think it’s important to show in every way that we can support them.

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