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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ART SUBMISSIONS FOR NEXT YEAR'S COURAGE KENNY CARDS!

All art search entries must be submitted online. More information can be found at callforentry.org (search words: Courage Kenny Cards).

Click here for the direct link to the online application.

Become An Artist



Each year, hundreds of artists from across the USA send their art to Courage Kenny Cards, hoping to be chosen as Courage Kenny Card artists. All entries are reviewed by our design team, and 30-40 become Courage Kenny Cards.

Courage Kenny Card artists are paid a licensing fee of $400 for each image selected. They receive national recognition in our annual catalog and promotional pieces; on our website, CourageKennyCards.org, which features profiles of our artists; and in our advertising (radio, TV, internet, and print). The artists retain ownership and copyright of their art.

From art to paper to printing, all Courage Kenny Cards are 100% made in the USA.

Many Courage Kenny Card artists are people with disabilities, but artists of all ages and abilities are eligible to enter.



Submission Guidelines


1. Themes and subjects

Courage Kenny Cards are holiday cards. Most are sent by businesses to their clients and customers.

We review only Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's designs. We do not review designs for other holidays or occasions. We do not review submissions for verses or text to go inside our cards.

All submissions must fit one of these themes:

Thanksgiving (examples: autumn landscape, leaves, pumpkins, wreaths, harvest)

Winter city scenes (examples: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, New York, Main Street USA)

Winter landscape/wildlife (examples: trees, rivers, cardinals, chickadees, penguins, the north woods)

Christmas traditions (examples: trees, snowmen, wreaths, pine boughs, holly, stars, bells, poinsettias, snowflakes, ornaments, nostalgic images, sleighs and other holiday designs)

Religious Christmas/peace (examples: nativity scenes, the Three Kings, Bethlehem, Madonna and Child, drummer boy, children of the world, doves)

Examples of existing Courage Kenny Cards that fit all themes are available for viewing at CourageKennyCards.org.


2. Styles and sizes

Courage Kenny Cards accepts art in a variety of styles: traditional, graphic, contemporary, and photography.

Courage Kenny Cards are 5 5/8" x 7 7/8". Entries may be card size or larger (up to 8 ½" x 11"). Depending on the proportions, cropping may occur.


3. Entry requirements and terms

All art must be the original work of the artist. Please do not send originals unless we request them.

Submissions are limited to eight entries per artist.

An entry fee of $10 per artist is required and must be paid online. (Per artist, not per submission. The fee is $10 whether you submit one entry or eight.)

All entries must be received on or before January 15, 2015.

All entries must be submitted through our online application site, callforentry.org. Click here for the direct link to our online application site.


4. Notification, compensation, and rights

All artists will receive notification via email.

Selected artists will be paid a licensing fee of $400 for each work selected.

Courage Kenny Card artists retain ownership and copyright of their art. Artists grant Courage Kenny Cards the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute their art as cards for five years. The artists' name, the title of the work, and the copyright notification appear on the back of each card printed. Artists' profiles are published on our website, CourageKennyCards.org.

Courage Kenny Card artists are encouraged to register their work with the US Copyright Office.


5. Originals and insurance

Courage Kenny Cards requires original artwork or a high quality digital image for final review and reproduction. If we request an original, a professional transparency, slide, or high-resolution scan may be substituted. If an original work is mailed, it must be unframed and packed in quality materials. We will reimburse shipping costs and insure the work for up to a maximum of $500 while in our possession. Original art will be returned via insured UPS.

All art search entries must be submitted online. More information can be found at callforentry.org.

Click here for the direct link to the online Art Search Application.

QUESTIONS?

Call 1-888-413-3323 or email artsearch@allina.com