2016 Winter Card Contest

The Smithsonian is an inspiring place, full of talented and creative people. Here’s your chance to share a bit of the wonder of working here with our friends and colleagues across the globe.

Winter Card Contest poster

Secretary David Skorton and Dr. Robin Davisson are asking the Smithsonian community for help in designing the 2016 Smithsonian winter greeting card. Be creative and use your imagination to capture the essence of the Smithsonian in an artwork, animation, photograph, or song that can be transformed into an e-card. Submit your own design or team up with your colleagues. A panel of staff judges will help the Secretary and Dr. Davisson identify the best designs from which to choose.

The creators of the selected design will be credited on the card and will be invited to discuss their design at a special event with the Secretary and Dr. Davisson.

Everyone in the Smithsonian community is encouraged to participate and all submissions are welcome, with one proviso: dare to be different!

Last year’s winner was Stacey Tabellario of the National Zoo who submitted a beautiful design created by her collaborator Tian Tian.

Please submit your original design or composition as a digital file to wintercard@si.edu no later than Oct. 28.

Submissions should be high resolution, and files should be no more than 10 MB in size.

For more information, contact Tony Cohn, OCEA, x34425 (VoIP) or 202-633-4425 (non-VoIP), cohnt@si.edu or Becky Haberacker, OCEA, x35183 (VoIP) or 202-633-5183 (non-VoIP), haberackerb@si.edu.


Posted: 11 October 2016
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