National Zoo Poster Contest Entry Form
(Attach this completed form to your poster design)
Participant’s Name Age (must be 8 to 14)
City State Zip
Day/Cell Phone Evening Phone Email
I certify that the information provided on this form is correct. I grant FONZ permission to publish my child’s name and/or drawing and materials in its publi-
cations and on its website, on participating sponsor websites and media, in press releases and other promotional venues. I understand that my child’s entry
and all materials submitted with this form, along with the actual winning poster, will become the property of FONZ and the National Zoo in accordance
with contest rules.
Print name of parent/legal guardian (required)
Signature of parent/legal guardian (required)
Kids ages 8 to 14: Here’s how to enter
1. Find an 8.5 x 11” (minimum) or 11” x 17” (maximum) paper sheet. All mediums will be accepted and you may use any
materials you wish to create the design, including paint, pencils, photos, crayons, markers, etc.
2. Design your poster artwork to include animals and plants found at the National Zoo, along with a message that the
National Zoo is free. You may also emphasize the Zoo’s leadership in animal care, science and conservation, and
recommend a visit to the Zoo! Be sure your poster is colorful and unique.
3. Complete the entry form above and attach it (this side up) to your poster design.
4. Mail your entry to: FONZ Poster Contest, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 5516, Washington, D.C., 20013-7012. You may also
scan your entry and submit it online at www.fonz.org/postercontest.htm, or place your entry in an envelope marked
“FONZ Poster Contest” and drop it off at the National Zoo’s Visitor Center desk between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Entries are due November 12.
TO ENTER: Children ages eight to 14 may enter. Complete the entry form and send it, along with your
drawing, to the address above, either by mail or online, or drop it off at the Zoo’s Visitor Center during
the hours indicated. Entries will be accepted by mail, online, or in person beginning October 1, 2009, Grand prize package:
and no later than November 12, 2009. Multiple entries will be accepted. FONZ and contest sponsors
are not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Children of employees of the National Zoo, FONZ, • Six tickets to Opening Night of ZooLights
and contest sponsors, and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to win. No entry fee
or purchase is required. Open to legal residents of the 50 states and District of Columbia. Void where on December 4
prohibited. Contest entries will be judged by National Zoo, FONZ, and sponsor representatives around
the week of November 16, 2009. Contest will be judged based on creativity, appeal, and clarity of • Recognition from Zoo officials and a
message(s). Chance of winning depends upon the number of entries received.
public unveiling of your winning poster
The winning design will be printed as a poster to be displayed at the National Zoo. The winning poster
will also be sent to area schools and libraries. The winning poster will be the property of FONZ and the • Winning poster printed and displayed at
the National Zoo, and sent to libraries and
The winner will be notified by phone and/or email on or around November 20, 2009. The winner schools in our region
will receive six tickets to the Opening Night of ZooLights, which will take place on December 4, 2009.
Winner and guests will be responsible for transportation to the National Zoo for the Opening Night cer-
emony; transportation will not be provided. The winner will be honored at the ZooLights Opening Night
• Winning poster featured on the National
ceremony and the winning poster will be unveiled to the public and press. The winner will also receive Zoo website and in Smithsonian Zoogoer
an exclusive National Zoo gift basket. The winning poster will be featured in an issue of Smithsonian magazine
Zoogoer magazine, and on the National Zoo website. Prizes are subject to change. No cash substitu-
tions. Taxes on winning prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the winner and not contest sponsors. The
winner and his/her family may be interviewed by the press and photos of the winning child and/or • National Zoo-themed gift basket
family will be taken at the National Zoo. Photos associated with the contest are the property of FONZ
and the National Zoo.