In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, Comerica Bank is pleased to host a Thanksgiving-themed art contest for children currently served by DePelchin Children’s Center in the Greater Houston area.

Children cared by for DePelchin had the opportunity to submit a drawing or painting depicting “what they’re thankful for this year.” The top three entries from each category were selected by a DePelchin panel for a chance to win up to $1,000 in seed money in a protected savings account.

Vote today for your favorite submission to help the DePelchin children earn a jumpstart on becoming financially independent and have an extra reason to be thankful this holiday season. Public voting will take place below between October 22 and November 4.


 

 

Contest Instructions & Rules

Any child who is enrolled in DePelchin Children’s Center programming in the greater Houston area can submit a drawing or painting entry depicting “what I’m thankful for this year,” along with a brief (100 word limit) paragraph describing the entry.

Entries will be narrowed down to three finalists per age group by a panel of judges comprised of DePelchin and Comerica executives.

The 12 finalist entries will be posted to a Comerica microsite and Facebook for public voting between October 22 and November 4, 2013.

Grand prize winners in each age category will be announced at Comerica Bank’s November 7 Annual Thanksgiving Reception. Contestants do not need to be present at the reception to be eligible for the grand prize.

 

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Prize Details & Eligibility

The Comerica Bank Thanksgiving Art Contest benefitting children currently served by DePelchin Children’s Center will award $500 in seed money in a protected savings account to the top 12 finalists (top three per age group). One grand prize winner in each age group will receive a total of $1,000 in seed money. All contestants who submit an entry will receive a Comerica Bank piggy bank.

Contestants must be currently enrolled in DePelchin Children’s Center programming in the Greater Houston area.

 

Contest Dates

Contest Starts: September 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am (CDT)
Artwork submission deadline: October 16, 2013, 5:00 pm (CDT) at the DePelchin Memorial Campus; all mailed entries must be postmarked by October 12, 2013.
Public Voting Period for Twelve Finalists: October 22, 2013, 10:00 am (CDT) through November 4, 2013, 11:59 pm (CDT)

Contest Ends: November 7, 2013 (grand prize winners announced at Comerica Annual Thanksgiving Reception)