The Town of Middletown today announced that it is sponsoring its first annual Holiday Card Art Contest as a way of spreading seasonal cheer and promoting the beauty of Middletown in the community.

The winning submission will be used to decorate the holiday card that the Town of Middletown sends to employees,  volunteers, and officials who help make Middletown a great place to live and work, according to a press release from the Town of Middletown.

The Town of Middletown provided the following details regarding the contest; 

Eligibility: This contest is open to all Middletown residents, including school age children,  amateur artists and photography enthusiasts.  

Deadline: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by 4 p.m. 

Theme: “Winter Holiday in Middletown” – Please share your favorite places, memories or  landscape of Middletown in winter. Be creative, share your holiday spirit and have fun! Size: Submission(s) should be sized to fit a rectangular card, either portrait or landscape  orientation. Dimension limits: at least 5 inches by 7 inches, not to exceed by 5.5 inches by 8  inches. 

Media: Artwork should be in full color on art or photo paper or similar material; drawing,  painting or photography welcome. 

How to Enter: Artwork may be mailed or dropped off to the Town Administrator’s office,  Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. All submissions must  include the artist’s name, Middletown street address (no PO boxes), phone number, age of  student (if relevant) and email contact information.  

Name of Artist: The name of the artist should not be on front of artwork. Please put name and  contact info on back of artwork. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would  like your work returned to you by US mail. 

Notification: All entrants will be notified by email of the receipt of their submission. The artist  whose submission is chosen by the Town of Middletown will be notified by email and/or phone.

Prizes: The person whose artwork is chosen by town staff for the annual holiday card will have  their artwork featured on the front and their name printed on the back of the card. In addition,  the winner will receive a $50 gift card and a matted and framed finished holiday card presented  to them by town officials.  

Use of Artwork: The winning entry and the name of the artist will be reproduced on holiday  cards and other material for distribution. A submitted entry will serve as authorization for the  Town of Middletown to use artwork and name of artist for publication purposes. By  participating in this contest, all contestants attest that their submitted artwork is original and  created by them.  

For more information call the Town Administrator’s office at (401) 849-2898.