Postcard Contest

2017 5C Postcard Rules & Resources
Theme:  Alcohol Free


The Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C) would like to announce its annual postcard contest!  This free contest is open to k-12th grade students.  All entries will be judged by 5C through three different age groups (kindergarten-4th grade; 5th-8th grade; and 9th-2017 graduating seniors).  Three winners will be awarded prizes!  The winners’ art will be on display at the Clayton County Fair.  

2017 Contest Theme:  Alcohol Free

Category by 2016-17 Grades: Kindergarten-4th grade; 5th-8th grade; and 9th-2017 graduating seniors.
The contest is open to all Clayton County residents.  

Please send attached form with your postcard artwork; there is no entry fee.  

Contest Rules:

Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, stickers, paper, or other materials on regular posters (no computer only entries)  
Artwork must be submitted on paper no larger than 8.5” x 11”.  
All artwork must be created by an individual only but group activity to create your own individual artwork is encouraged
The phrase “Alcohol Free” must be included on your artwork  
Each artwork entry must have an entry form to be eligible for judging
Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or leaders, 5C encourages each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself.  Entries completed by students in their handwriting and coloring will score better than those designed, drawn, and colored by adult assistance.  
Only one (1) entry may be submitted per individual

Entries must be postmarked by May 12th, 2017 and mailed/delivered to

5C Postcard Contest
Suite 7
600 Gunder Rd NE
Elkader IA 52043

Each entry for the 5C Postcard Contest must have the entry form filled out and signed by a guardian or parent to be judged.  Forms are attached to this document.  

Postcard Evaluation:

Postcard entries are reviewed by judges.  The postcards are evaluated on the following criteria:
Alcohol free message
Visual effectiveness
Universal appeal

Postcard Contest is sponsored by 5C (Clayton County Community Collaboration Council).  This Council was formed in the summer of 2011 to direct the SPF SIG Project to address underage and adult binge drinking.  Through monthly meetings, the Council, and other dedicated county members, developed assessments about our county pertaining to alcohol and our resources, formed a detailed plan of action on how to accomplish their goals, and maintaining a continuous drive to educate the county residents of our current drinking issue.  As we look towards the future, the council welcomes any countywide project that needs to be brought to the attention of county residents.  

Prizes:  For All Three Category Winners!