Enter Pier 1 Imports®/UNICEF/Owlkids Greeting Card Contest
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - From November 2-25, Canadian children ages
14 or younger are invited to enter this year's Pier 1 Imports®/UNICEF/Owlkids Greeting Card Contest. Drawing upon this year's theme "A
Joyous Celebration," children have the opportunity to express their
creativity, help provide a better future for children worldwide and
have their design featured as UNICEF's official 2014 greeting card sold
in Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide. The contest winner will also
receive a $5,000 scholarship and $500 worth of art supplies for his/her
"Over the years, some of the best holiday cards have been designed by
incredible youth. Each year, we are excited to see how these talented
young artists will capture the spirit of the season," said David
Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF Canada. "We are pleased to work
with our generous partners, Pier 1 Imports and Owlkids, for another
great year. All of the proceeds from the winning greeting card will
support UNICEF's life-saving programs for the most vulnerable children
in the hardest-to-reach areas."
How to enter and win
Entry forms are available at all Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide while
supplies last or online at www.pier1.ca, www.unicef.ca or www.owlkids.com. All entries must be hand-drawn and received by Pier 1 Imports'
Canadian offices by November 25, 2013. Submissions will be judged on
artistic quality and creative interpretation of this year's theme. To
be eligible, participants must be under 14 years of age as of November
The Grand Prize award winner of this year's contest will be announced in
January 2014. Visitors to the Pier 1 Imports website, www.pier1.ca, can also take part by voting for a "Canadian Fan's Choice" award winner between December 16, 2013 and January 1, 2014. Winners will
also receive Owlkids surprise gift packs.
Last year's winner
Abbey S. of Ontario was 13 years old when she won last year's prize. Abbey's design of the theme "A Holiday of Hope and Joy" featured a
snowman in the background with four children enjoying an outdoor winter
day playing hockey. Along with having her design turned into an
official UNICEF greeting card sold at Pier 1 Imports stores this
holiday season, Abbey also won a $5,000 scholarship, $500 worth of art
supplies for her school and a year subscription to an Owlkids magazine.
The Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF/Owlkids Greeting Card Contest started in
Canada in 2005 to raise awareness among Canadian school children about
UNICEF's important work for children around the world. It has inspired
kids from coast to coast to use their creative talents in a meaningful
way. Pier 1 Imports started selling UNICEF greeting cards in North
America in 1985 and has raised more than $36 million to date in the
U.S. and Canada.
Funds from the sale of cards support UNICEF programs that provide
lifesaving medicines, vaccines, nutritious foods, primary education,
clean water and sanitation as well as emergency relief for millions of
children and women in more than 150 countries. For official rules,
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian
organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families,
doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children
with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food
security, education, emergency relief and more.
UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children
regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are
active in over 190 countries - more than any other organization. Our
determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too
far to go to help a child survive.
For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.ca.
About Pier 1 Imports
Pier 1 Imports is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings
and gifts. Information about the company is available on www.pier1.com.
Owlkids is the English youth division of Bayard Canada. Owlkids
publishes entertaining, unique, high quality magazines and books that
nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading
and learning — about themselves and the world around them.
SOURCE: UNICEF Canada
For further information:
514 288-5134 x 8425