National Liberty Museum’s 2007 CARETOON CONTEST

Entry Details

What is a “Caretoon”:
It is an original cartoon that reflects a positive theme. The theme for 2007 is Anti-Violence.

Who should enter:
The Caretoon Contest is open to anyone interested in participating.
All ages and levels of artistic ability are invited to submit an entry(ies).

Deadline for entries: December 31, 2007

Entries will be judged in two categories: Adults (age 18 or older) and Students (under age 18)
Caretoons will be judged by a panel of professional cartoonists, educators, Museum staff and others.
Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and message. All judges’ decisions are final.

A $1000. prize will be awarded in each of the two categories.

How to create a Caretoon:
A Caretoon must be your original creation.
Caretoons featuring copyrighted or pre-designed clip art or other images are not acceptable.
You can create your Caretoon freehand or electronically.
Caretoons may be created in black & white or in color.
Caretoons must include a graphic; text is optional.
Each Caretoon must be presented on a separate 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Caretoons may be any size provided they fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet.

How to enter the contest:
There are no entry fees; no purchases of any kind are required.
Print out and complete a Caretoon entry form from
There is no limit to the number of Caretoons you may submit.
Print your name on every Caretoon exactly how it appears on your entry form.
If you are submitting your Caretooon(s) via email, attach your entry form
and each Caretoon in jpeg format: must be 300 dpi; no larger than 8.5 x 11.

How to submit your entry:
Caretoons may be submitted by mail, in-person, or by email.
Mail to: Caretoon Contest, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Person: Bring your Caretoon & Entry Form to the Museum. Hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday –Sunday.
The Museum is open 7-days a week during the summer months. You will receive FREE admission if you bring an original Caretoon. Note: Free admission does not apply to guided group tours.

Usage rights:
Caretoons will not be returned to their creator. The Museum reserves the right to display and/or publish any and all Caretoon entries. The creator will be credited for the work wherever his or her Caretoon appears. All entrants receive free membership to the National Liberty Museum and copies of any publication in which their Caretoon appears.
Located just steps away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall at 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ph: 215-925-2800 Fax: 215-925-3800

Entry form

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