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September 20, 2012





Kids, do you have an "EEK-O-Inspired" design idea for a limited edition, reusable, trick-or-treat bag? See your art inspire Halloween prints on Chicobag® brand reusable bags sold all over the U.S. and win "EEK-O-Fabulous" prizes!

How to Enter:

The contest is open to children ages 1-13 as of September 1, 2012. Create a design that best captures the "Spirit of a Green Halloween" using the ChicoBag design template and your medium of choice! Be sure to have a parent or guardian complete the agreement from on the reverse side of the design template. Please limit your design to 3 colors.
Entries may be submitted via snail mail (print) or electronically (.jpeg or .pdf format). All entries must include artwork and a completed and signed agreement form.  Mail entries to ChicoBag Company, c/o Halloween Contest, 13434 Browns Valley Drive, Chico, CA 95973. Upload form will be available September 1, 2012.

When to Enter:

The contest will open on September 1, 2012 and runs through Halloween. All entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2012 and received by November 5, 2012. All online submissions must be uploaded by 11:59pm PST on November 5, 2012.


The ChicoBag marketing department will select top designs to be posted on the ChicoBag facebook page. Designs will be posted on November 9, 2012. Once designs are posted, voting for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be open to ChicoBag Facebook fans. The design with the most "likes" will be the winner. Comments do not count as votes. The winner will be announced on the ChicoBag Facebook wall on Friday, November 16, 2012.


1st Place: $250 cash to the artist, ChicoBag® brand reusable bag filled with eco-friendly goodies from our prize partners, elements of design printed on limited edition ChicoBag brand reusable bags and $250 retail value ChicoBag product to go to school or organization

2nd Place: $100 cash to the artist and a ChicoBag brand reusable bag filled with eco-friendly goodies from our prize partners

3rd Place: ChicoBag brand reusable bag filled with eco-friendly goodies from our prize partners

Fine Print: All entries must be received between September 1, 2012 and November 5, 2012 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Winning designs will be announced on Friday November 16, 2012. Announcement will be made on the ChicoBag website and ChicoBag facebook page.

Artwork: Children ages 1-13 are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting an original drawing best depicting the spirit of a Green Halloween. Artistic talent is not the focus of the contest, but the design that best captures the "spirit" of a Green Halloween is. The hope is that children participating will be inspired to make greener choices for Halloween and other celebrations throughout the year. Images must be an original design. ChicoBag and green Halloween are not responsible for lost of damaged designs. Artwork will not be returned and becomes the property of ChicoBag. The top three designs may be used in part, or in full, on bags and in print or online. Up to three entries per child allowed.

Voting: Top designs (determined by Chicobag) will be posted to an album on the ChicoBag facebook page. All voting will be done through the ChicoBag facebook fan page. www.facebook.com/chicobag. Voting will be open to everyone. Votes must be left as comments under the design of choice. Votes will only be counted if they are posted under the design of choice. The designs with the most votes by November 16, 2012 will be declared winners. In the event of a tie, ChicoBag will determine the winner using an interoffice vote. No Purchase necessary.

Prizes: Prizes will be mailed to winners using the address given on the 2012 ChicoBag and Green Halloween Contest Agreement form. First place winners will receive a check for $250 made out to the artist and $250 retail value ChicoBag brand product will go their school/organization. Second place winner will receive a check for $100 made out to the artist.

2012 ChicoBag® & Green Halloween Contest agreement form: All entries must be accompanied by a signed and completed 2012 ChicoBag Contest Agreement Form. Entries submitted without completed forms will not be considered. Forms must be completed by the parentor guardian of the artist. Signatures must be handwritten (original, scan or photocopy is acceptable). No typed signatures. All electronic submissions must be completed by the parent or guardian of the artist.

Artists: Open to Children ages 1-13 as of September 1, 2012. Artists must be residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Contest is void where prohibited by law. A photo will be requested from the first, second and third place winners for marketing purposes.

About Green Halloween: Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community movement to create healthier and more sustainable holiday traditions, starting with Halloween. Founded by Corey Colwell-Lipson, co-author of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family. Green Halloween began in the Seattle area in 2007 and in July 2012 became a national program of Green America, a 501(c)3 non-profit. www.greenhalloween.org

About ChicoBag®: ChicoBag, the leading U.S.-based reusable bag company holds this contest to promote safe, healthyand eco-friendly Halloween festivities for children nationwide. The previous Halloween Design Contestshave proved so popular, that the special edition bags sold out faster than you could say “Trick or Treat”! In addition to the bag designed by the winner of the ChicoBag Halloween Design Contest, ChicoBagis excited to offer four other trick-or-treat bags for Halloween 2012. Each limited edition ChicoBag Halloween bag is made from lightweight, durable fabric, is machine washable, and holds up to 25 pounds of treats and treasures. The bags can be used year after year, eliminating single-use bag options. Once the goodies have been gobbled up, the bags can be stuffed back into their self-contained pouch for storage! To learn more about this year’s contest and to view last year’s winning designs, go to: www.chicobag.com/green-halloween


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