Wednesday, May 13, 2009

UPrinting Giveaway with Candace Illustration Blog

Want to win 500 postcards for your very own promotional purposes??
UPrinting is sponsoring a giveaway in conjunction with this blog! Winners (there will be 2) will be chosen on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 1pm Central Time. UPrinting is an online printing company offering several products which include postcards and color brochures. Make sure you check them out!


1. Post a comment explaining how you would creatively use 500 postcards!

2. Please make sure you include an e-mail address so I can contact you if you are chosen.

3. Winners will be chosen on May 20th via

4. Winners in US and Canada get free shipping, but all other countries get free product only and MUST pay shipping. Please keep that in mind if you are an international contestant. Winners will be announced in a separate post on May 20th after the drawing.



Edrian Thomidis said...

This is so cool! How nice of you to have this great giveaway. Please count me in! I would use them to promote my creative talents of course!

Stephanie-Marie said...

I love using things for something other than their intended purpose. I would use the postcards by lacquering them onto a large piece of wood and using the finished product as a headboard in my room. That is, of course, after sending a few notes to friends on a few of them. :-)

Christina Silverio said...

Oh, wow! What a great contest!
I would use the postcards as promotional tools, sending them to galleries and publishing companies to get my work out there and seen.
Thanks for the chance!


Diana Evans said...

oh yeah!!! this is wonderful...I would use my postcards for promoting my illustration work and my picture books!!I hope I win!!!


Kelley said...

free stuff?? wow, I would use the postcards as promos...being a freelancer is hard work and usually money is tight, so getting free ad material is like early Christmas :)

Meridth Gimbel said...

Well aren't you just connected to everything fantastic, Candace!

I would love to be the recipient of this postcards because through such a prize I would not only promote my art... but world peace. ;)

Nicole said...

I would use my postcards to promote my illustration business. I'm just getting started and these would help so much!

quelleheure4 said...

We would use them for arts and crafts activities. I would do some with the kids and some fun ones for myself too!

José said...


After winning the postcards,
I'll get them to print the links of the first 20 participants of this contest who become followers of my blog.

Have a great weekend,


Carli said...

I would send them to ADs and editors of course

Kate said...

Great promo, Candace! After working on 3 children's books this past year and being away from blogging and promoting my work, I would use the postcards to showcase my new books to publishers.

Tracy said...

Hi Candace.. I would use the postcards to promote my website. Great Promotion!

Roberta said...

You rock girl!!!
A set of postcards would be awesome... I need to do another mailout!
Crossing my fingers and toes....

Danielle said...

I would love to use them for promotion for my booth at the Des Moines Arts Festival coming up really quickly! How great for you to give these away :)

Jim Brenneman said...

What a great idea. I would take them to my daughters art teacher and share them with each of the kids. I'd also use some to promote my art and to futher promote the arts in my town. We have a library that acts as a gallery for an individual artist each month and needs more promotion.

Becky said...

I would use them for wedding invites or reminders or thank-yous. : ) I'm not quite ready for that yet, so I'm not entirely sure in which capacity they would be most helpful.

Sara Butcher said...

To have 500 postcards is a lot so there would have to be multiple uses.

First I would, of course, send them out to Art Directors and Editors at publishing houses to promote my children's book illustration. The volume of postcards will also motivate me to find more ADs and Editors for my list.

Second I would go around Des Moines and hand them out in craft shops, paper stores, gift shops, etc. Wherever I can find people to take them.

Third I would pin them to bulletin boards to promote my work while at the same time allowing everyone to see how beautiful the postcard is itself...all shiny and new.

Finally, knowing that I would still have some left (maybe), I would place them in with my paintings that are sold so they can be given away and shared by others.

It's a beautiful opportunity and thank you Candace for it. :)

Molly Nagel said...

I would be using postcards to promote myself at the art shows that I'm going to this summer, as well as mailing them to promote my graphic design and other artistic talents to potential clients.

'Cause you know I need some work. So I can afford goggies and kittehs in teh footurz.

Anonymous said...

oooh candace, how fun! and generous of you :)
i would use 500 cards to plaster a trail between my house and the iowa scbwi conference, so i can easily find my way back home!!!

fellow doodler in the diner :)

Anonymous said...

with 15 minutes to spare! (yesssss!) 500 postcards, huh? Well if I won I would design a kick-ass promotin postcard for Sweet Japonic and donate them to the band so one day they will become big and tour the country ... and just maybe remember those who helped them along the way.

Candace Trew Camling said...

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