POP typically sends out two postcard mailings a year, to keep supporters up to date on our programs and events. Last year we also sent out a postcard announcing the publication of our annual report in celebration of POP’s 15th anniversary. While in prior years the postcards have featured photos from the past planting or harvest season, in 2021 we started a competition to provide an opportunity for local artists to share their work. We loved the submissions so much that we selected two winners, with an honorarium provided to each one, and had beautiful new artwork to share with POP’s supporters in the spring and fall. And, we’re doing it again this year!

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Postcard winners from 2021 and 2022. From top left and going counter-clockwise: Dandelion (cyanotype print) by Dawn Reid; Blooming Pears (Repurposed wool, cotton, silk, and cotton thread) by Julie Woodard; Plum Blossoms (Acrylic ink on paper) by Keli O’Dell; and pawpaw gouache painting by Trinh Loi.

See the all of the contest submissions from 2021 and 2022 on our social media to get inspired!

  1. These rules apply to the Philadelphia Orchard Project (aka POP) 2023 Postcard Competition (“Competition”). 
  2. To enter the contest, submit your 4″x6″ design by email to kim@phillyorchards.org as a .png or .pdf file with the subject line “2023 postcard competition”. Upon receipt, we will send you a release form. Emailed entries must contain a high resolution scan or digital version of the artwork file. If the scan is not high resolution it may not be suitable for printing.
  3. Multiple original designs may be entered by the same person. Any design submitted by a minor under age 18 must be accompanied by the permission of their parent or guardian.
  4. The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday, February 20, 2023. Winners will be announced by the end of February 2023 and the two artists chosen will receive an honorarium of $200.
  5. No purchase of any sort is necessary to enter the Competition.
  6. Your postcard designs must be completely original, and created only by the named entrant. The design may not infringe the copyright, trade mark or other right that may be owned by a third party. Entries may be rejected by the sole discretion of POP, including, without limitation, for reasons of obscenity, defamation, invasion of privacy or if deemed to be inappropriate. 
  7. All eligible entries may be shared via POP’s website or social media, along with the artist’s name (unless you wish to be anonymous, please specify when submitting your artwork). 
  8. The medium/design of the postcard is up to each entrant. Two winners will be chosen: one postcard will be sent to POP supporters this spring, the second will be sent in the fall. The theme of the design should be inspired by community orchards and/or nature in general, highlighting the perennial fruit and plants that commonly grow in this region. You may also include your name or signature on the front of the card but please do not include any other text.
  9. POP will create text for the reverse side of the postcard where your name, website, or social media handles may be included. You will have the chance to approve the text related to your artwork.
  10. The result of the competition will be final.

Please contact kim@phillyorchards.org with any questions!

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