International Short Story Contest & Fundraiser
As I worked on the monthly coloring page last night I was trying to decide on a title for the illustration. Somehow it had evolved into an image that needed a story, too.  Myself said, "Let somebody else tell you what they see here!"  Other self said, "Why would anyone want to do that?"  Then, things got interesting... and Sleep...well, Sleep had suddenly left the building. 

After many hours teaching myself how to create and use online application forms with built in payment options and autoresponder messaging....

I invite YOU to Color this FREE Coloring page and write the Title and the Story for this illustration.  In your own words; tell us a tale about what you see unfolding in the illustration. 

Then, I will share it so you have a chance to win in the categories listed below. Entries and fees ($15) must be received via the online entry form HERE  ~All entries must be received by 11:59pmEST on Jan. 25th 2017. 

After the first $110 (to cover cost of Monetary Awards), all funds raised during the contest will be directed to worthy causes. 

Well, I certainly think these are worthy.  

10% OF ALL PROCEEDS AND FUNDS RAISED DURING THE CONTEST WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO ALLEGANY COUNTY CANCER SERVICES a not for profit 501(c)(3) Serving residents of Allegany County NY with a cancer diagnosis since March 2007. CANCER JUST SUCKS. Too many  People very near and dear to my heart have lost the battle or are currently going through chemo and battling all aspects of this complicated juggling act to wellness.  Plagued by the helplessness of sitting on the sidelines...this seemed like a useful way to contribute. 

10% OF ALL PROCEEDS AND FUNDS RAISED DURING THE CONTEST WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO MY FELLOW VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES VIA THE  AMERICAN LEGION POST 702 IN WELLSVILLE, NY IN WHATEVER CONTEXT IS NEEDED MOST.... Because well, Veterans, duh! 

ANOTHER 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS AND FUNDS RAISED DURING THE CONTEST WILL BE DIVIDED EQUALLY AND DONATED DIRECTLY TO THESE INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL CHARITABLE ART PROJECTS AT SheilaLynnK Art Studio in Wellsville, NY because these projects are a HUGE part of my daily efforts to include affordable art in our every day lives. 

THESE ARE THE BASICS BUT BE SURE TO READ THE ATTACHED COMPLETE CONTEST GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY

  1. PRINT YOUR FREE FICTION FOR SURVIVORS COLORING PAGE on page 3 of the attached Contest Guidelines pdf document.
  2. COLOR THE FICTION FOR SURVIVORS COLORING PAGE
  3. SCAN and SUBMIT IT(as jpg) WITH YOUR PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SHORT STORY(as pdf or docx) ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATION with YOUR ENTRY FEE ($15) BY JANUARY 25, 2017.Entries submitted after January 25, 2017 cannot be considered or refunded. 
  4. If you'd like to help increase awareness about these worthy entitities; USE #Fiction4Survivors when sharing this project on social media

 AWARDS By Category~ Entries in each category will be reviewed by a panel of local writers and artists.

ADULT ~ Ages 18 and Up                    TEEN ~ Ages 14 to 17            YOUTH ~ Ages 11-13

ONE winner from each category will receive: $30 and online publication of your completed coloring page and story in the Fiction For Survivors series  at artforarachnoiditis.org, an international website for Spinal Arachnoiditis Survivors

THE PATRON’S CHOICE AWARD~ Selected by Patron vote (SheilaLynnK Art Studio Patrons subscribing at $3 and up will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite entry. Voting TBA between Feb 15-28th, 2017.) The Author of the Selected Entry will receive: $20 and online publication of your completed coloring page and story in the Fiction For Survivorsseries at artforarachnoiditis.org. Start your subscription to get the option to vote for your favorite one and other Patron Only Rewards HERE

 ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE the printable 15 page Wellness Meditation Coloring Pages pdf from SheilaLynnK Art Studio delivered via email. Watch a video preview and Find out more about them here. 

 THE TOP TEN ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY will receive online publication of your story in the Fiction For Survivors series here at artforarachnoiditis.org.

AFTER AWARDS ARE DELIVERED; ANY REMAINING PROCEEDS OR FUNDS RAISED WILL BE APPLIED TO OVERHEAD COSTS OF MAINTAINING THE ART STUDIO

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED and Published in the April 2017 Edition of the SheilaLynnK Art Studio QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER (Sign Up for that HERE), in the Fiction For Survivorsseries at artforarachnoiditis.org, and during events at SWAN Days Allegany County, NY  March 19th -21st, 2017.

CONSENT TO USE YOUR STORY Submission of your story provides SheilaLynnK Art Studio with license to include your work in its entirety and/or as excerpts, with author acknowledgements, in printed or digital formats in the public domain, during free public exhibitions, and in promotional publications from SheilaLynnK Art Studio. Your story will never be sold to third parties. Authors maintain ownership of all original work. Submission of your story excludes SheilaLynnK Art Studio from any liability or consequences associated or pertaining to use in the public domain. Submission of your story via the online entry form serves as your acknowledgement and understanding that you will receive no additional financial or other compensation for the use of your written work as described in these contest guidelines. BE SURE TO READ THE COMPLETE ATTACHED GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY. 

This below fair market value entry fee is NOT tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Art For Arachnoiditis Project; you may do so via my fiscal sponsor, HERE.  

READY TO SUBMIT YOUR CONTEST ENTRY? 

GO TO THE ONLINE FICTION FOR SURVIVORS ENTRY FORM NOW 

Don't want to Enter the Contest but, you'd still like to show your support? 

It's easy. Become a Patron. Subscribe at your monthly limit. Increase, decrease, cancel anytime. 

 BY REQUEST: For patrons not participating in Patreon, here is another way to Support the ART and the Creative Wellness Projects at the Studio 

Level A $15

 Level B $35

Level C $45 
This is a ONE Time charge for individuals who would like to Support the Art being Made here. This payment option is intended for those who are not interested in a long term subscription or commitment at this time. This payment is NOT tax-deductible and is NOT linked to the Rewards or Terms of any Patreon Subscriptions. 
Your support is greatly appreciated!