Christmas Carnival

Christmas Carnival 2012

“It came without ribbons, It came without tags, It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Christmas can’t be bought from a store… Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss

Christmas Carnival

Celebrate Christmas Carnival 2012 with The Learning Site by giving back to people who looked after us for 8 hours a day, 5 times a week for about 14 years – our dear teachers.

If you’re a Filipino writer who moves people with your words or a Filipino artist who gives joy to others with your illustrations, join our writing and illustration contests and win cash prizes. Click on the links below for more details.

CATEGORY A: FOR WRITERS

Topic: Teaching

Write anything about teaching. It can be about a teacher, it can be about your experience with a teacher, it can be someone’s experience with a teacher, it can be your experience as a teacher, it can be your personal insights about teaching, etc.

Main Goal: Inspiration

You can squeeze out your creativity for this contest. You can be hilarious, factual, poetic, etc. You can start it with a story and end it with a quote. It’s your call. Just make sure that your entry leaves a feeling of awe or inspiration on the readers.

Other Important Details

  • Each writer can send a maximum of two entries.
  • Each entry must contain at least 400 words. See sample here.
  • Entries must be submitted on or before December 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Winners will be announced here, at our Facebook page and at our Twitter account on December 20, 2012.
  • All entries will be posted here, not on your blog or website. However, we will mention that you are the writer, and a link to your website, blog or portfolio shall be provided.
  • Your entry will serve as your contribution to the free resources provided by The Learning Site for teachers. We highly discourage you to resubmit it on other websites and publications.
  • Originality will be checked. Your integrity matters!

Criteria for Judging

  • Relevance to the theme = 20%
  • Presentation = 30%
  • Inspirational Impact = 30%
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation = 20%

How to Join the Contest

  • Like our Facebook Page and/or follow our Twitter account.
  • Share this contest to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter. For Facebook users, make the post public so we can check it. For Twitter users, don’t forget to tag us (@thelearningsite).
  • Write your essay in a word file document. Then attach it to your email for us (Step 4).
  • Send your entry to tlsite.info@gmail.com with the subject, “Writing Contest: Your Complete Name.” Include your (1) Facebook or Twitter account URL, (2) a short description of your entry and (3) links to your website, blog or portfolio.

Note: All entries will be posted here, not on your blog or website. However, we will mention that you are the writer, and a link to your website, blog or portfolio shall be provided.

CATEGORY B: FOR ILLUSTRATORS

Theme: Christmas

Illustrate a Christmassy scene. It can be Santa Claus climbing down the chimney, kids caroling in the neighborhood or elves preparing gifts. It’s all up to your creativity. Just remember that your illustration will be used as a coloring page for preschoolers. Make it interesting, useful and meaningful for them.

Requirements

You should submit your entry in colored and outline/line art Adobe Illustrator (AI) format. The colored file will be used by educators as flashcards or clip arts, and the outline/line art will be used by preschoolers for coloring activities. To see a sample, take a look at this autumn post.

Your original artwork must fit inside either one of the provided template files. Download them through the links below:

Criteria for Judging

  • Facebook popularity = 30%
  • Relevance to the theme = 20%
  • Creativity = 25%
  • Child-Friendliness = 25%

Other Important Details

  • Each artist can send a maximum of two entries. No signatures, please.
  • All entries must be new artworks created for this contest, must not be currently found online and must not be submitted in any website or in any contest. Please be honest. Your integrity matters!
  • Entries must be submitted on or before December 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Winners will be announced here, at our Facebook page and at our Twitter account on December 20, 2012.
  • All entries will be uploaded on The Learning Site’s Facebook Page from December 15 to 19. The number of likes your illustration gets will affect 30% of the contest results.
  • All entries will be posted here, not on your blog or website. However, we will mention that you are the artist, and a link to your website, blog or portfolio shall be provided.
  • Teachers, parents and kids can freely download your work for personal use only.
  • Your entry will serve as your contribution to the free resources provided by The Learning Site for teachers. We highly discourage you to resubmit it on other websites and publications.

How to Join the Contest

  • Like our Facebook Page and/or follow our Twitter account.
  • Share this contest to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter. For Facebook users, make the post public so we can check it. For Twitter users, don’t forget to tag us (@thelearningsite).
  • Send the AI files of your illustration to tlsite.info@gmail.com with the subject, “Illustration Contest: Your Complete Name”. Include your (1) Facebook or Twitter account URL, (2) a short description of your entry and (3) links to your website, blog or portfolio.

Note: All entries will be posted here, not on your blog or website. However, we will mention that you are the artist, and a link to your website, blog or portfolio shall be provided.

PRIZES FOR EACH CATEGORY

  • Prize 1 – 3,000 PHP cash for the most awesome entry
  • Prize 2 – 1,000 PHP to be given to three (3) other outstanding entries
  • Prize 3 – First three (3) entries will receive a sweet Christmas gift from the administrators

Prizes 1 and 2 shall be sent preferably through PayPal. If you don’t have an account, you still have time to create one and get verified.

For questions, comments and suggestions, send them to tlsite.info@gmail.com.

Advance Merry Christmas!