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Say It With Hallmark!

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   6 Comments | Posted in contests · hallmark
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Do you ever browse through greeting cards and think, “I can do better than this.” ?  Well, now is your chance to prove it.  Hallmark is hosting a contest that can net you $250 big ones if your card is chosen to sell at  If they think it really rocks and opt to sell it in stores, you earn another $250.  There is no fee to enter, but you have to submit by September 26.  Winners will be announced in November.  Good luck!

Another worthwhile contest is found at Creative Writer’s Circle.  They provide your writing prompt in the form of paragraph one of your story.  That’s right, the whole first paragraph is already written. Your job is to finish the story, keeping it to a maximum of 3,500 words. The submission deadline is September 31.  First place wins $50 cash, plus one dozen of Leah’s Homemade Cookies (you choose your favorite) shipped directly to you.  Second place wins $25 plus the cookies.  There is no fee to enter.

For more writing contests, check out Once Written. This site offers a list of contests, all of which offer either a minimum grand prize of $250 or no entry fee. If you love to write and enjoy contests, you may find one that suits you.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you ought to give one of these contests a try, buttercup.  It will be fun (I promise) and you may discover a creative talent you never knew you possessed.  Make it a Hallmark moment—go for it!

Off to write more stuff–

6 Responses to "Say It With Hallmark!"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    September 24, 2010 at 7:18 am  

    Lisa,You just made my day! Bless your little (BIG!)heart.

  2. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    September 24, 2010 at 7:36 am  

    Lisa–Thanks for the contest information. Whatever gets us flexing our writing muscles is a good thing…

  3. Comment by BECKY
    September 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm  

    Lisa, thanks so much! I totally forgot about Hallmark and haven't heard of these others!

  4. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm  

    Hi Linda – Wow! You just made mine, too. Good luck with the contest!Hi Sioux – You're right! Sometimes all it takes is a little flexing, and out pops a big idea. :)Hey Becky – Glad to throw something new into the stew!

  5. Comment by Lynn
    September 26, 2010 at 9:40 am  

    A little behind on my reading blogs, but thanks for the info. Let me know if you win!

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm  

    Hi Lynn – You know what? The weekend exploded on me and–drat!–I didn't have time to submit an entry. I hope one of my blog buddies takes the prize!

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