‘Tis the season to get your Christmas creative on as the Second Annual Vyve “Create Our Christmas Card Art Contest” is jingle-belling into town.
The contest is easy and fun. All you have to do is create an original piece of artwork showing what the “Spirit of Christmas” means to you, and submit it to Vyve.
Last year’s winner was a student at Claiborne County’s Forge Ridge School.
Alexander Griffin was named the winner of Vyve’s first contest. In a surprise visit to his school, local Vyve employees presented him with a basket full of gifts. The other students received goodies from Sweet As Honey bakery and hot chocolate. Griffin is the son of Brian and Jennifer Griffin of Harrogate.
Griffin’s artwork, which was turned into Vyve’s annual Christmas card, was sent to more than 20,000 people, according to local manager Lloyd Walker. Over 500 children from seven states entered the contest last year.
The winning entrant will win an iPad Mini, and have their design featured on the official 2016 Vyve Christmas card, produced by Hallmark Business Connections and sent to over 200,000 households, and thousands more across Vyve’s online and social media platforms.
And for art teachers out there, the winning entry wins a Cookies & Cocoa party for your school, plus $200 in art supplies.
“This is the most exciting and rewarding community campaign we’ve ever done,” said Vyve Broadband Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience, Diane Quennoz. “We were very touched by the overwhelming response to last year’s contest from every community we serve. It’s wonderful to see that the Christmas spirit is truly alive throughout our Vyve communities.”
The contest is open to residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming located in Vyve’s service area. Entrants must be between 3- and 12- years-old at the time of entering the contest.
The official entry forms and official rules are available at participating schools and Vyve retail offices, from Vyve technicians or on the Vyve website at: www.vyvebroadband.com/cardcontest. Entries will be judged by a panel of artists at Vyves’s advertising agency.
The deadline for entries is Nov. 4.
So pull your elf’s cap on, grab your colored pencils and markers and let your “Christmas Spirit” color your canvas – it’ll be a holly jolly Christmas this year!