Holiday Card Contest

The VLA/Brown Rudnick Holiday Card Contest

Brown Rudnick and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts (VLA) strongly believe that the arts play an integral part in every student’s secondary education. Brown Rudnick and the VLA developed its Holiday Card Contest in 2005 to provide students with an opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity. This contest is made possible through a generous grant from the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. and with support from the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest.


Call for Entries: The 2017 Holiday Card Contest

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston/Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts and the law firm of Brown Rudnick are seeking artwork from Boston Public School artists for their official company holiday cards!

How to Enter: Any student currently enrolled in a Boston Public School is eligible to enter. Student artists must complete this official entry form. You can submit your artwork to your teacher or mail it directly to: Arts & Business Council, ATTN David Holland, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite#103, Boston, MA 02210. All artwork must be received or postmarked by Monday, October 23, 2017.

Rules and Guidelines: Please submit a two-dimensional piece of visual art (painting, drawings, photography, computer aided design, etc.). Your artwork should reflect the positive vibe of the holiday season, exploring themes such as unity, diversity, peace, freedom, winter, and giving. Religious themes, including Santa Claus, Christmas trees, Jewish stars, menorahs, ornaments, or similar objects, will not be eligible. Images submitted must be original (no clip art, stock graphics, or copying work by another artists). Minimum size: 5” x 7”; Maximum size: 8.5” x 11”. All artwork will be returned to the participants’ schools.

Judging: Judging will take place in early November by a panel of judges that will choose one winner from each grade group: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as several artistic merit winners. Winners will be an­nounced in mid-November. One winner’s work will be selected to be printed on the holiday card! All winning students will receive cash prizes and art supplies, along with a certificate of achievement, to be presented at the award party at Brown Rudnick on December 5th. All teachers, participating artists, and their families are invited.

For more information, email David Holland at




Winter Trees
Kathrine Nguyen
Grade 2
Roger Clap School
Teacher: Ms. Connie Cummings

A Little Sparrow
Artist: Zhiyuan Gao
Age: 7, Second Grade
Teacher: Ms. Jessica Barry
Tobin K-8 School