Artwork may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by snail mail to
Words For Warriors
P.O. Box 734
Janesville, CA. 96114
There is NO limit to the amount of entries one child can submit. The Deadline for artwork is Friday, November 5th, 2010. The winners will be announced on Veteran's Day, Thursday November 11, 2010.
Please include Child's name, Age, and Hometown along with Parent's name and contact information. There will be different age groups depending on the volume of artwork received, meaning multiple prizes. For you new readers, local businesses display postcards, giving their customers the opportunity to write words of support. Words For Warriors collects the postcards sending them downrange to Iraq and Afghanistan to our Warriors. This program was a huge success in our local Subway over the summer. I should note any artwork received through snail mail will be forwarded downrange for support.
If you don't believe in the power of simple words or children's artwork I encourage you to read here, here, here, and here to see what a few of the troops who have received letters and care packages from Words For Warriors had to say. Just so you all know, I have a wall that is ten feet high and eight feet wide covered in Thank You notes and pictures from warriors. They are grateful for what they receive. Many Veteran's I know keep the letters and artwork they receive while deployed for the rest of their lives. It means THAT much.
Here is one postcard from this summer with a special note of appreciation.