The Merrill Chamber of Commerce invites all Merrill artists to submit entries into the 12th Annual Merrill Christmas Card Art Contest. Entries must illustrates a Merrill Christmas scene—past or present. The selected artwork will be used as the cover of the 2022 Merrill Christmas Card and will be used to promote the sale of the cards to the public.
Judges will select one image which captures the essence and spirit of the Christmas season in Merrill.
Contest entry dates: August 5—September 15, 2022
Entry deadline: September 15, 2022
Guidelines: Each contestant may submit 1 entry using any of the following 2 dimensional mediums: Acrylic, pen and ink, watercolor, or oil. Each entry must be 12”x18”, mounted and framed on tag board or foam core. No glass should be used in the framing. An open-frame that has a protective/removable cover is desired. All contestants must submit a completed application (link below) with their entries and have it attached to the back left corner of the art work.
One winner will be selected and presented with $250 in Merrill Chamber Bucks.
The submitted art becomes the property of the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce and may be used in various promotional displays and/or re-framed for a permanent installation.
This agreement shall permit the limited right to use, reproduce, resize, publicly display, distribute and transmit the Work during the full term of the contest and for future Chamber of Commerce exhibits or promotions and in all media without payment of any royalty or license fee in connection with the presentation, announcement and promotion of the Chamber of Commerce Merrill Christmas Card art contest.
Each contestant acknowledges that all physical copies of the Work submitted in connection with any entry shall remain the property of the Merrill Chamber of Commerce but that the copyright to the Work remains with the originating artist. The Merrill Chamber of Commerce agrees to include in reproductions of the Work a reasonable copyright and credit, provided that the necessary copyright and credit information is provided to the Chamber of Commerce.