Calling All Kids!

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF ( http://www.unicefusa.org/ ) has announced a call for entries for its annual Pier 1 ( http://www.pier1.com/ ) greeting card contest, in which a child's winning design is turned into an official UNICEF greeting card to be sold at Pier 1 Imports stores across the United States during the 2009 holiday season. One hundred per- cent of the proceeds from the sale of the card, as well as all UNICEF cards sold at Pier 1, go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help in its mission to reduce the number of preventable child- hood deaths from 25,000 each day to zero.

The contest is open to children age 14 and under. All entries must be hand-drawn. The children's artwork will be judged on artistic quality and creative interpretation of this year's theme, "Joy to the World."

In addition to having their design turned into a greeting card, the winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, along with $500 worth of art supplies for his or her school. Visitors to the Pier 1 Web site will also be invited to vote on their favorite design from April 1 to 15, 2009. The "People's Choice" winner will receive $500 worth of art supplies.

Further information is available at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Web site.


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