RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps

2017 RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps
Greeting Card Art Contest Rules

Entries must be post marked by July 31st, 2017 in order to be considered for this round.

Welcome to our 2017 greeting card art contest!

We started our business because we wanted to spend our days interacting with other human beings who shared our love and commitment to animals and to animal welfare. In this respect our business has quickly become a huge success. Not a day goes by that we don't find ourselves listening in awe to a customer who has helped to rescue or rehabilitate or otherwise help an animal in need. Many of our customers head up households filled with pets rescued from inhumane conditions or from shelters that are too often overcrowded and underfunded. It is to their credit that these people who willingly take on so much heartbreak are able to find the joy in their experiences and express them to us over and over again.

We receive phone calls from animal loving rubber stampers from all across the country and emails from all over the world. We often receive greeting cards created with our rubber stamps. These lovely works of art and love have been the source of much wonder and conversation about the creative genius of our friends and customers. We have enjoyed your art so much that we'd like to share it with the world. So, please send us your art!

Entering your hand stamped greeting cards:

To enter, you must send us your hand-stamped original art work in greeting card format (postcards, multi-folds, circular or other shaped cards, etc. are all considered greeting cards). All artwork entered becomes the property of RubberHedgehog.Com LLC., and may be used in part or in whole in future advertising campaigns, in our catalogs, and on our web site. All stamps used in your artwork must be by RubberHedgehog.com LLC.

Entries must be post marked by July 31, 2017 in order to be considered for this round - and must be accompanied by the information requested in our rules, below. Winners will be notified by email and will receive their prize-redemption codes at that time.

Entries will be judged based on originality, design, beauty, and the effectiveness of overall theme or mood.

Prizes:

We anticipate awarding prizes to one grand prize winner and to three first place winners. However, we reserve the right to award additional first place prize packages if the number and quality of entries warrant it.

One Grand prize winner:

Our grand prize winner will receive $100 in RubberHedgehog.Com store credit to be used within 12 months of the end of the contest.

Three First Place winners:

Our first place winners will receive $50 in RubberHedgehog.Com store credit to be used within 12 months of the end of the contest.

Disclaimers:

We anticipate this event proceeding as outlined above. However, we reserve the right to call off this event with no notice, should unforseen circumstances arise which we believe would hamper its successful completion. In this event, we will do our best to notify all entrants.

All artwork sent to us becomes our property. We reserve the right to determine the use or non-use made of any and all entries, regardless of whether or not the entry is chosen to receive a prize.

By sending your artwork and entry information, you are agreeing to all the terms of this contest as outlined above.

We reserve the right to disqualify anyone sending artwork that we find distasteful or inappropriate for any reason. Disqualified entries will not be posted to the web site. Employees of RubberHedgehog.Com LLC., and their families are ineligible for this event.

We are not responsible for miscommunication caused by typos or other errors that may be printed on this page. Any and all rules are subject to change.

To enter:

Send your artwork and the following information to us at:

2017 Card Contest
RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps
16117 Colonial Drive
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Be sure to include the following:

  1. Your artwork (make sure it can't be bent or otherwise damaged in shipping); please be sure you are not sending us anything irreplaceable. Artwork cannot be returned to you. Send as many cards as you like.
  2. Your name, full mailing address, email address, and phone number (I will not post your address, email address or phone number to the web site or share it with anyone without your permission). If you do not want your name published, let us know.
  3. Your written permission to use your artwork. Please print out and use the form here.
  4. The title for each card, along with a short description of any specific techniques used to create your artwork, including materials used.
QUESTIONS? Email us at: service@rubberhedgehog.com

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2016 Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Sherry Morley
Title: Christmas at The Walkers

Find Christmas rubber stamps used here.

Christmas at the Walkers is a 2 inch deep shadow box style card with cutouts and details at three depths. Sherry put an incredible amount of detail into her card design. On the front, she has taken the brain from our Zombie Christmas tree stamp and reproduced it over and over again to use as garland that is suspended across the front panel opening and is also strung up on the second panel inside the card's shadow box. Each tiny brain is cut out and colored and glued to the garland. Two zombies with walkers are used on the front panel, Our zombie with Christmas tree is on the second interior panel inside, and our "The Walkers" Zombie family portrait is on the final panel inside along with a santa hat clad Zombie with walker. The card is rich in details such as background papers used to recreate the "rooms" inside the card complete with wallpaper effect and flooring. The entire card easily folds flat to be put into an envelope. We were so impressed with the creativity and level of detail that we awarded Sherry our grand prize in this year's contest. Congratulations Sherry! Your card is truly a work of art!

The artist's instructions are available as a PDF.

**The 2017 Greeting Card Contest at RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps is limited to greeting cards of all shapes and sizes that have been made with our rubber stamps. All cards must be hand stamped and original. Every batch of cards must be accompanied by a statement of permission as detailed in our rules on this page. Please read the rules carefully; we want to be sure everyone gets the chance to show off their art!

2016 First Place Winner


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Artist: Lisa Babitz
Title: Tropical Birthday Shaker Card
Stamp used here.

This card is very polished. The cuts are crisp, the cardstock colors are well coordinated, and the coloring is well done. The shaker parts are assembled cleanly and with enough room for the sea shells inside the card to move around freely. The card contains real sand and several tiny sea shells collected from the beach. The card is lovely and made with precision and care. We loved it!

The artist's instructions are available as a PDF.