Design Contest

Show off your artistic talents! All ages are invited to submit designs that illustrate our 2009 AP Month theme of “Attached at the Heart Through the Years.” The winning designs may be used to create API greeting cards!  E-mail entries to Attachment Parenting International (API) at Entries will be accepted for the Contest until 5 p.m. EST on October 19.

Guidelines: Only one entry per person. The theme is “Attached at the Heart Through the Years.” There is no fee to participate. Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number at the top of the first page of the entry. Submissions can be any size, black-and-white or color, and should be attached to the e-mail message as a JPG or TIF.

Eligible Participants: Designs may be entered by API members (including API Leaders and members of the API Professional Associates and API Professional Colleague programs), as well as non-members. Members of API’s Volunteer Staff cannot participate in this contest, although API Leaders who do not serve in another API staff position are welcome to participate. All ages are welcome to participate.

Prizes: The top designs (up to 10) will be selected by a committee, then presented for public voting on the AP Month Central website for the last two weeks of October. The favorite designs, determined by a poll, will be eligible for prizes including a paid one-year individual membership to API and a book by an AP expert author.

The favorite designs may be showcased on greeting card packs and featured in an issue of Attached at the Heart, API’s quarterly print magazine and e-zine.  Recognition to the artists of the favorite designs will also be given via the API website and through other API publications.  Other designs may be featured on the API Speaks blog.

Contest Deadline: To participate in this fun contest, send your greeting card design by 5 p.m. EST on October 19, to For more information, including where to send an entry via postal mail, e-mail

Note: By participating in API’s Design Contest, you are agreeing to the following: The design submitted by you is your personal, original work, and you hereby give API permission to freely use the design on its website, in its publications, or in any of its materials with any resulting proceeds to fully benefit API as an organization.