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Official Contest Rules are listed after video below.

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2020 Reach for Resources Chalk Art Contest Official Rules and Regulations

Procedure to Enter:
Simply draw your best picture, include the Reach for Resources logo in the artwork somewhere (drawn the best you can, it does not have to be perfect) and email the picture to Reach. Email your best picture to Jason Skoog - Development Officer at Reach for Resources using the Subject Line: Reach Chalk Art Contest. Jason's email address is


Entry Fee:

There is NO FEE to enter a drawing in the contest.

Location of Contest:

The location of this contest is your own home, neighborhood, city park or sidewalk. This is a virtual contest meaning you make your own art at a location convenient to you. Please remember to practice social distancing and follow all local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please do not deface any public or private property with permanent paints. Only washable chalk is allowed for this contest.


Important Dates:

May 8, 2020 - Contest Begins - start drawing your best picture to be entered in the contest

August 31, 2020 - Final Day for entries to be submitted

September 7, 2020 - Voting Ends (Labor Day)

September 10, 2020 - Winners Announced



YOUTH: Ages 0-6

YOUTH: Ages 7-12

YOUTH: Ages 13-17

ADULT AMATEUR: - Ages 18+ with no formal art training or experience

ADULT ARTIST: Ages 18+ with formal art training or experience

DISABILITY/MENTAL ILLNESS: Any person with a disability or mental illness may be eligible for this category as well as their age appropriate category. The entries that come from these individuals will be shown with a blue border around the picture.



1st Place - $500 Visa Gift Card (most votes in each division will win this prize)

2nd Place - $250 Visa Gift Card (2nd most votes in each division will win this prize)

3rd Place - $100 Visa Gift Card (3rd most votes in each division will win this prize)

  • Only 1 prize given per individual.
  • If the prize winner is a minor, that prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian.
  • If two entries tie for the top spot, then a Facebook Live coin flip would determine the winner. The other person gets 2nd place. The 2nd place finisher then gets 3rd place. Same would go for if there was a tie for 2nd place, those tied for 2nd place will do the virtual coin flip and the loser gets 3rd place. In the event of multiple ties for a prize spot, those tied will face-off via a coin flip in alphabetical order based on the last name of the person submitting the entry. The loser of the coin flip is eliminated, and the remaining winners face off with each other. The coin flips continue until there is only one winner for each place.

Random Winners:

Five (5) random winners from ALL entries will win a 2 Night Stay for 4 people at ANY Great Wolf Lodge US Location.  Water park passes are included in your prize. If the random prize winner is a minor, the prize will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian. No cash value. Great Wolf Lodge must have a room available for this promotion on the date winner wishes to use the donation. More stipulations may apply, and winners will receive complete stipulations on the gift certificate.

Voting Rules and Fees:

Once an entry has been accepted and published to the website, the individual submitting the entry will be sent via email a special link to their entry. That link can be shared with family and friends for people to vote on.
  • Vote price is $1 per vote. Reach for Resources will keep all fees for the voting process as a fundraiser for our nonprofit.
  • A person may vote as often as they wish and on as many entries as they wish to vote on. A credit/debit card will be required to cast a vote.
  • Voting fees are tax deductible as allowed by law since Reach for Resources is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN #41-1519855. A tax receipt will be given when you complete your voting purchase.
  • No credit/debit card is needed to simply view the artwork; they are only required to cast a vote.
  • Voting opens for each person when the submitted entry is approved and ends promptly at 11:59 PM (Central) on September 7, 2020.
  • Entry approval or denial will be given within 48 hours of email submission.

Contest Rules:

Chalk Art Design Rules:

  • Your design can be whatever you wish it to be. There is no particular theme you must follow.
  • Any entries with depictions that are racist, political, cause related (excluding Reach for Resources), religious, contain swearing, gang signs, sexual references, violence or depictions of violence, nudity or other offensive material or depictions will be rejected. If your entry violates any of these excluded categories, an email will be sent to the individual submitting the entry noting the specific reason for the rejection. The artist will have the ability to submit a different drawing to be considered.
  • Reach for Resources is a nonprofit organization that receives state and federal funding. Therefore, we must by law, not allow any promotion of any particular religion or religious symbols. We agree with your right to practice your religion as you see fit, however, we must remain a secular organization by law thus why we cannot allow any religious depictions, sayings or symbols promoting any particular religion. We appreciate your understanding.
  • The Reach for Resources logo (either stacked or horizontal) must be drawn with chalk in your entry. The logo does not have to be an exact replica, but we expect you to do your best. Any entry without the logo will be rejected and the individual will be notified via email as to the reason why. Rejected individuals are eligible to submit a new entry with the Reach logo included.
  • Your entry can be of any size you wish it to be as long as it can be seen entirely in one photograph.
  • Props are allowed to be used in your drawing as long as they are on the ground and are not of people.
  • Drawings must be on the ground only. Drawings that incorporate the sides of buildings, benches, etc. will be rejected.
  • Drawings must be done with washable chalk only. Brushes, rollers and aerosols may be used in the creation of your drawing provided the aerosols are environmentally safe and can be washed off using only water or rain.


Entry Rules:

  • Only 1 entry allowed per individual. (A household with multiple children may submit one drawing per child)
  • There is NO FEE to enter a drawing for the contest.
  • Entries are to be submitted by sending only one (1) photograph via email to
  • Entries can be submitted starting May 8, 2020.
  • Last day to submit an entry is August 31, 2020.
  • For youth entries only: a parent or legal guardian must provide the age of the youth submitting the picture. No last names or pictures of youth will be posted in this contest. It will simply be first name and age.
  • No locations (city/state) or any photo including any individual person will be posted with any picture in this contest. Only pictures of the art will be accepted.
  • No last names will be posted of any individual submitting an entry.
  • All copyrights of the chalk art and photographs belong to the chalk artist, parent or legal guardian. Reach for Resources is given a license to publish the photograph in the contest, promotion of the contest, news/media reporting and displaying of the results. Reach or Resources is not given a license to sell any merchandise utilizing the photograph or its contents. License is for promotional purposes only.
  • Once an entry is accepted, Reach for Resources will enter the drawing into the contest website. Reach will then email back the individual entering the contest with a unique link to their submission.
  • Entries may be submitted from any US physical location. P.O. Boxes will not be accepted.  Entries from outside the United States will be rejected.
  • When submitting an entry; participant or legal guarding must provide the following in the email: Name of Artist, Name of Parent/Legal Guardian (Youth division only), Physical Address of Artist/Parent or Legal Guardian (no p.o. boxes allowed), City, State, Zip, phone number (only used to contact the artist/parent/legal  guardian to notify of winning prize) and email address of participant. Age of participant is required for Youth divisions only.

  • Reach for Resources will NOT sell, distribute or otherwise disseminate any personal information submitted including names, address, emails or ages of any persons participating in this contest. This includes anyone voting in the contest as well as artists, parents or legal guardians. Reach for Resources is a Meets Standards Organization as defined by the Charities Review Council. As such, this statement is consistent with our policy.


Eligibility for Disability or Mental Illness:

Reach supports individuals with disabilities and mental illness. We do not require an individual to disclose the nature or diagnosis of their disability or mental illness to participate in this contest. We do ask that if you identify yourself with a medically diagnosed disability or mental illness, you simply notify us that you are indeed eligible to meet this definition. We are expecting people to be honest about this as we are awarding prizes but not charging a fee to enter.

Entries from individuals with a disability or mental illness will be noted by the blue box around their submission. No diagnoses or mental illness will be disclosed. There will be no distinction made between those with a disability and those with a mental illness; there will simply be a blue box around the entries picture of the drawing.

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