Announcing the 22nd Graceful Envelope Contest hosted by the Washington Calligraphers Guild and National Association of Letter Carriers. The contest is open to all ages, with separate categories for children.
This year's theme: Communication
Ever since Benjamin Franklin became America’s first Postmaster General, many of our most important messages arrived inside an envelope. Now your challenge is to design the outside of an envelope to highlight this—or any other—mode of communication. Your Graceful Envelope could honor the mail or the internet; the telegraph, telephone or television; person-to-person conversation or whatever kind of communication inspires your imagination. Address it artistically to:
The Graceful Envelope
100 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Monday, March 28, 2016
There is no entry fee. Winners will be chosen based on artistic hand lettering, creative interpretation of the theme and effective use of color and design, including incorporation of postage stamp(s). Check out past winners here! The envelope at the top is last year's Best in Show piece by Hannah Holder.