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MIC Holiday Card Contest

Announcing MIC's 2012 Holiday Card Art Contest

Help us design our holiday card this year! 

Deadline:  Submission must be received by Monday, November 19 at 5 pm.


Here's how it works:


Who can participate?
Open to all student enrolled in Music Institute of Chicago or
the Institute for Therapy through the Arts



Acceptable Materials include:  pen and ink, crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint (of any kind), digital art. (no photography accepted)


  - Making music together

  - Joy

  - Delight

  - Winter

  - The gift of music

  - Fun


Card Message:

Wishing you a new year filled with the laughter, joy and delight music brings!



  - Include music and winter in your theme

  - Do not use religious symbols in your design

  - Do not include any text

  - Artwork size:  art must be no larger than 8.5" x 11"

  - In addition to your artwork, please submit the following
    information on a separate page:

    Name, age, instrument(s), years of music study, current teacher,
    and a quote about what music means to you

Where can art be submitted/how to prepare your submission:

You may mail your drop off your submission to:
     Music Institute of Chicago
     Attn:  Erin Fusco

     517 Green Bay Road

     Wilmette, IL  60091


You may e-mail your submission to Erin Fusco at efusco@musicinst.org:

     Acceptable file formats incude: jpg, tiff, ai (illustrator). 
     All files must be at least 300 dpi.


You may also drop off your submission to your local campus director.


Please package your art so that it arrives undamaged. 

When is the winner announced?

The winning work will be announced Monday, November 26, 2012.  The winner will be profiled on the MIC website and receive 25 cards/envelopes featuring their winning design.


Learn about last year's winner and see artwork submitted >>

Using Music To Ease Anxiety

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