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2022 Courage Kenny Card Holiday Art Search
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Entry Deadline: 1/15/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (2022 Courage Kenny Card Holiday Art Search): $12.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Minnesota

Open to ALL artists including artists with a disability.

All two-dimensional mediums and styles are accepted.
Artwork must fit into one of the Courage Kenny Cards Art Search categories.
 Artwork must be the original work created by the applicant.
 Artwork does not have to be for sale; however a high quality scan of the art must be available for reproduction.

Submissions are limited to 10 entries per artist.
Digital entry only for online entry, JPEG format, 300 dpi and no more than 2100 pixels at the longest dimension. Courage Kenny Cards will be utilizing the™, also known as CaFÉ™, an online application and adjudication system for art review. Please visit to complete your application form.

THANKSGIVING – fall landscapes, leaves, pumpkins, wreaths, harvest
SYMBOLS OF THE SEASON – ornaments, stars, snowflakes, children of the world, doves, wreaths, decorated trees, bells and other holiday designs
WINTER CITY SCENES – winter holiday scenes of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, Main Street USA
RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS – nativity scenes, three kings, Madonna and Child, Bethlehem
WINTER LANDSCAPES – winter trees, rivers, home for the holidays scenes, nostalgic winter scenes
WINTER WILDLIFE- cardinals, chickadees, Northwoods

A panel of judges from the greeting card industry reviews all entries.
Selected artwork will be based upon theme, artistry and imagination and marketability, answering the question, will the art sell on a holiday card?

Approximately 30 pieces of art are selected each year for reproduction on holiday cards.
A license fee of $400 is paid to the artist for selected art.
Artists receive nationwide recognition through the distribution of catalogs, promotional pieces, web site and other marketing. An artist photo, profile and web site link are featured on the Courage Kenny Cards web site.

The artist retains ownership and copyright of the artwork.
The artist grants Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the artwork on Courage Kenny Cards or Other Product s including journals, envelope seals or fine art prints for five years.
The artist’s name, copyright notification and title appears on the back of each Card or Product.
Courage Kenny may change the title and/or add a border, design element or title to the art to create an appropriate marketable holiday card.

January 15, 2022 – Café Entry Deadline
March 1, 2022 - Email Entry Notification
March 15, 2022 - Submission of High Resolution Images of Selected Art 

Please complete the online application on CaFe no later than January 15, 2022!

About Courage Kenny Cards
Courage Kenny Cards are high quality holiday cards and products featuring original, exclusive, and museum-quality artwork, by artists of all abilities. Proceeds from the sale of these cards and products support rehabilitation, independent living and recreation services for people with disabilities. The first Courage Kenny Card, sent in 1958, was a two-color pencil drawing. Today, hundreds of artists submit work to our annual art search.

Artists of all abilities are invited to submit designs for the 2022 collection. The art guidelines can be found on our web site Thousands of Courage Kenny Cards are sent each year by businesses, organizations, and individuals. To date, our cards have raised more than $6 million to support the services of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has multiple locations, and numerous programs and services. More information can be found online at or by email

Application Requirements

Art must be an original work of the artist.  If selected, a high resolution image will be submitted. 

Eligibility Criteria

All artists are invited to participate.