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Easter Seals 2014 Art Contest

The Rickie Report knows there are many artists who paint beautiful flowers.  Easter Seals is looking for original lily art work for their 2014 Easter Seals Seal!  What a wonderful opportunity to share your artwork with the world!  This contest closes August 16th.  Let us know when your entry is accepted!


Art Contest

Easter Seals

2014 Seal

Objective: To secure beautiful original lily art work from which Easter Seals can select six pieces that will become the 2014 Easter Seals seal stamps.

Background: Easter Seals, founded in 1919, is a non-profit organization which provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities achieve independence. Since 1934, Easter Seals has been using decorative stamps to raise money and create awareness of its programs.

Over the years, the stamps have transformed into the organization’s logo — the lily — and have come to be known as Easter seals. Today, nearly 10 million households nationwide receive the organization’s seals each spring.

Benefit: Participating in this program is a wonderful opportunity to gain national exposure for your creative talents, while at the same time helping Easter Seals to raise funds to provide programs and services for people with disabilities.

For more information about the Easter Seals’Art Contest, please do not hesitate to call Lisa Hallen, manager, production and marketing services at (312) 551-7134, or by email at


Easter Seals 2014 Seal Art Contest Frequently Asked Questions

Pink Flower

Should my painting include only one lily?
Your artwork may include one or multiple lilies. However, please be sure to focus only on the lily/lilies — do not include a vase or anything else that will take away from the flowers.

How many pieces of artwork can I submit?
You may include as many pieces of art as you would like to submit.  Please include an entry form and artist release form with each piece of artwork.

Should I include the words “Easter Seals” and the year on my artwork?
No. If your artwork is chosen, the year and “Easter Seals” will be added to it at the printing stage.

Should I sign my artwork?
It is up to the artist if they wish to sign their artwork. The majority of entries are signed by the artist. We recommend signing it in the lower right-hand corner as to not distract from the image.

Will my artwork be returned to me?
If your artwork is not chosen as one of the final six pieces of art, your artwork will be returned to you.

Can I submit photography for the Seal Art Contest?
No, we do not accept photography for the art contest. However, if you would like to submit photos for the Easter Seals floral calendar, contact Lisa Hallen below for more information.


Entry Form

Art Specifications:

Painting of flower

  • Drawing or painting of lily (one or many lilies)
  • Watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, etc. (No photography)
  • Between the sizes of 8-1/2″ x 11″ and 18″ x 24″
  • Vertical orientation

Art Submission:
Please complete this entry form and artist release form, and return with the artwork to:
Easter Seals Headquarters
ATTN: Lisa Hallen
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite #2400
Chicago, Illinois 60606

You may enter as many times as you like.
Please attach forms to each piece of artwork.

Must be received by Friday, August 16, 2013

Notification of Winners:
Via letter and email by Wednesday, October 31, 2013

Name: _________________________________________________
School: (if applicable) _____________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________
City: ____________________ State: ______  Zip: __________
Phone: _________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________________
Name of Piece: __________________________________________
Description of Entry: ______________________________________
How did you hear about the contest? _________________________   



This will confirm that for valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I have and hereby assign and transfer forever to Easter Seals, all of my rights, title and interest in and to the original art described below, including, without limitation, the copyright therein and/or the right to federally register the copyright therein, and any and all renewals and extensions of any such copyright, in the United States and every other country in the world.

I hereby warrant that I am the sole owner of said art, it is my original work, that it has never been published, and that I have no contractual or other arrangements which would interfere with or prevent the above-mentioned assignment or transfer of all my right, title and interest in said material. I represent that the individual named below is the sole artist to the aforesaid original work which I have furnished hereunder.

I understand that I will retain the right to use the aforementioned work for self promotion purposes upon approval by Easter Seals.

I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Easter Seals, and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees and assigns, against and from any and all claims, liability, loss and damage, including reasonable attorney’s fees, caused by or arising wholly or in part, directly out of my inability to prove the validity of what is stated above (in paragraphs 1 and 2), and to defend at my expense any litigation instituted by others against any of them resulting therefrom.

Name of the Piece: _____________________________________________
Artist Name: ____________________________________________
Signature: ___________________ Date: _____________
Address: ____________________________________________
City: _________________ State: _____ Zip: _________
Phone: _______________________________
Email: ________________________________

How did you hear about the Easter Seals Art Contest?
(please print, complete and return with your entry form)

For more information about the Easter Seals’Art Contest, please do not hesitate to call Lisa Hallen, manager, production and marketing services at (312) 551-7134, by email at




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