National Liberty Museum’s
2009 Deadline: March, 31 2009

National Liberty Museum’s 2009

“Caretoon” Contest –

“Dreams of Peace”


NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM seeks cartoons that care.
Submit your entry for our exciting 2009 CARETOON CONTEST
– Review the entry details on the reverse side
– Create an ORIGINAL Caretoon
– Mail with a completed entry form by March 31,2009
$1000.00 prize will be awarded to an adult.
$1000.00 prize will be awarded to a student

Developed by the National Liberty Museum, Caretoons provide new direction for an old and respected art form. We invite adults and students to express your personal vision of caring. Our theme for 2009 is “Dreams of Peace.” All submissions should reflect this theme. 2009 CARETOON CONTEST

Here’s all you need to do:
Send to: NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM 321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Or Email:

To see last year’s winners, visit

Entry Details for the National Liberty Museum’s 2009 CARETOON CONTEST
Sponsored by Sponsored by Allegiance Bank

What is a “Caretoon?:
It is an original cartoon that reflects a positive theme. The theme for 2009 is “Dreams of Peace.”

Who should enter?:
The Caretoon Contest is open to anyone interested in participating.
All ages and levels of artistic ability are invited to submit an entry (ies).
Deadline for entries: March 31, 2009. Winners only will be notified by May 1, 2009.

Entries will be judged in two categories: Adults (age 18 or older) and Students (under age 18)
Caretoons will be judged by a panel of professional cartoonists, educators, Museum staff and others.
Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and message. All judges’ decisions are final.

A $1000. prize will be awarded in each of the two categories.

How to create a Cartoon:
A Cartoon must be your original creation.
Cartoons featuring copyrighted or pre-designed clip art or other images are not acceptable.
You can create your Cartoon freehand or electronically.
Cartoons may be created in black & white or in color.
Cartoons must include a graphic; text is optional.
Each Cartoon must be presented on a separate 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Cartoons may be any size provided they fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet.

How to enter the contest:
There are no entry fees; no purchases of any kind are required.
Complete a Caretoon entry form available online at
Please submit no more than three Caretoons per person.
Print your name on each Caretoon exactly how it appears on your entry form.
If you are submitting your Cartooon(s) via email, attach your entry form and each

Cartoon in jpeg format: must be 300 dpi; no larger than 8.5 x 11.

How to submit your entry:
Cartoons may be submitted by mail, in-person, or by email.
Mail to: Caretoon Contest, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Person: Bring your Caretoon & Entry Form to the Museum. Hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday –Sunday. You will receive FREE admission if you bring an original Caretoon.
Note: Free admission does not apply to guided group tours.

Usage rights:
Caretoons will not be returned to their creator. The Museum reserves the right to display and/or publish any and all Caretoon entries. The creator will be credited for the work wherever his or her Cartoon appears. All entrants receive free membership to the National Liberty Museum and copies of any publication in which their Cartoon appears.



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