Deadline Jan. 17 for designing cards |

Deadline Jan. 17 for designing cards

Staff Reports

The Partnership of Community Resources is sponsoring a holiday card-designing contest, looking for designs from students, kindergarten through grade 12.

There will be a first-, second- and third-place winner chosen from each category: Grades kindergarten through third, grades four through six, grades seven through nine and grades 10 through 12.

The first-place design from each category will be printed into a holiday card to be made available to individuals and businesses in Douglas County, to distribute during the 2006 holiday season. Proceeds from the sale of these holiday cards will benefit substance abuse prevention programming in Douglas County.

Prizes will be offered to all the winners: Third place in all the categories is a $50 savings bond; second place is a $75 savings bond; and first place for kindergarten through sixth grade is an $100 savings bond and the design made into a holiday card and a gift certificate to Target; first place for seventh grade through 12th grade is an $100 savings bond, the design made into a holiday card and an IPod Shuffle.

Rules for the designs:

Designs must have a holiday theme. Please no religious themes. Designs must be on 8.5- by 11-inch paper. Design must be an original design of the artist entering the contest. Name of the artist, grade and contact phone number should be written on the back of the paper. Any designs not meeting these criteria will, unfortunately, be disqualified.

All designs must be turned into the school’s counseling office no later than Jan. 17. Homeschoolers can submit their designs directly to the Partnership of Community Resources. Winners will be announced at the Partnership of Community Resources’ Prevention Night to be held Jan. 26 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A complimentary dinner will be served. Baby-sitting is available at no cost. Call 782-8611 for details.