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					Calling All Artists for the
AARP Foundation 2010 Calendar Contest
The AARP Foundation invites all artists to submit their masterpieces as part of our AARP Foundation
2010 Calendar Contest! We welcome all current members (amateur artists only) to enter their original
pastel, oil, acrylic, or watercolor paintings between March 24 and June 6, 2009.

Fourteen paintings will be chosen to adorn our annual AARP Foundation Calendar — and one could be
yours! In addition to being featured in our 2010 calendar, the winning artwork will be exhibited at this
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year’s AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Las Vegas, NV, October 22-24, 2009!

The theme for this year’s calendar is “There’s Nowhere I’d Rather Be.”

This calendar represents a favorite memory, experience or place you’ve visited, whether it’s sitting around
the kitchen table with loved ones, retreating to a special place or traveling to a preferred destination.
Artists are requested to submit one image; entries need not be limited to tourist attractions or famous
locations, but can include any cherished place or memory.

As the charitable arm of AARP, the AARP Foundation has been working to ensure all individuals are
able to age with independence, dignity and control. Our innovative programs and services have been
instrumental in helping to meet the changing needs of seniors in America as they travel through each
and every stage of their lives.

Over the past four years, AARP members from across the country have displayed enormous talent and
vision in their art — and now your inspiring artwork has a chance to be seen across America. Submit your
entry today!

To Enter Your Artwork:
First, take a photograph of your best piece of art that depicts “There’s Nowhere I’d Rather Be.” Photos
should be converted to a color slide or burned to a CD (compact disk) as a JPEG file.
Second, fill out an entry form using one of the methods below:
                     1) Cut out the entry form at the end of this article.
                     2) Visit www.aarp.org/calendarcontest to download and print your
                       “There’s Nowhere I’d Rather Be” Calendar Contest Entry Form.
                     3) Call 1-888-OUR-AARP and ask for an AARP Foundation 2010 Calendar
                        Contest Entry Form.
                     4) Write to: AARP Foundation 2010 Calendar Contest, PO BOX 93028,
                        Long Beach CA 90809-3028 to request an entry form.
Third, send the completed entry form and color slide or CD of your artwork to: AARP Foundation 2010
Calendar Contest, PO BOX 93028, Long Beach, CA 90809-3028. Slides and CDs will not be returned.

It’s that simple. All entries must be postmarked by June 6, 2009.

                                      see reverse for offICIAL rULes.
Official Rules for the AARP Foundation 2010 Calendar Contest
sponsored by AArP foundation
AArP foundation, 601 e street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
No Purchase, Payment or Entry Fee Necessary to Enter or to Win. A Purchase Will Not Improve Your Chances of Winning. Contest
is Subject to All Federal, State and Local Laws, Rules and Regulations and is Void Where Prohibited.
Contest Period: The AArP foundation 2010 Calendar Contest (the “Contest”) begins on March 24, 2009, and all entries must be postmarked
by June 6, 2009 (the “Contest Period”).
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all amateur artists (i.e., hobby artists who create artwork as a pastime rather than as a profession and whose
livelihoods are not derived primarily from the sale of their artwork) who are legal residents of the United states (excluding Puerto rico) and who
were AArP members as of March 24, 2009. employees of AArP (“sponsor”) or of any of its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising or
promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or
to win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren. Winners of the
AArP foundation 2009 Calendar Contest are not eligible to enter the 2010 Calendar Contest.
Entry Terms and Conditions: The aim of the Contest is to obtain original paintings from amateur artists who are AArP members to be
published in the AArP foundation’s 2010 calendar and exhibited at AArP’s 2009 Life@50+® National event and expo in Las vegas, Nv, october
22-24, 2009. The calendar will showcase the talent of AArP members and build awareness of the AArP foundation’s charitable work. There is
no fee to enter. The theme of the Contest is “There’s Nowhere I’d Rather Be.” This calendar represents a favorite memory, experience or place
you’ve visited, whether it’s sitting around the kitchen table with loved ones, retreating to a special place or traveling to a preferred destination.
Artists are requested to submit one image; entries need not be limited to tourist attractions or famous locations, but can include any cherished
place or memory. You must take the following steps to enter the Contest. first, take a photograph of your best piece of art that depicts “There’s
Nowhere I’d rather Be.” Photos should be converted to a color slide or burned to a CD (compact disk) as a JPeG file. second, fill out an entry
form using one of the following methods: 1) Cut out the entry form at the end of this article. 2) visit www.aarp.org/calendarcontest to download
and print your “There’s Nowhere I’d rather Be” Calendar Contest entry form. 3) Call 1-888-oUr-AArP and ask for an AArP foundation 2010
Calendar Contest entry form. 4) Write to: AArP foundation 2010 Calendar Contest, Po BoX 93028, Long Beach CA 90809-3028 to request an
entry form. Third, send the completed entry form and color slide or CD of your artwork to: AArP foundation 2010 Calendar Contest, Po BoX
93028, Long Beach, CA 90809-3028. slides and CD’s will not be returned. each painting you submit in the Contest must be your own original
work and must have not been previously published in any commercial publication. Next, sign and submit your completed official Contest entry
form together with the color slide or JPeG image of your painting by mailing these materials to AArP foundation 2010 Calendar Contest, P.o.
Box 93028, Long Beach, CA 90809-3028. All entries must be postmarked by June 6, 2009. only one (1) slide or CD may be submitted with
each official Contest entry form. You can enter multiple paintings in the Contest but a separate completed official Contest entry form must
accompany each submission. Do not send original paintings with your entry. Due to an expected high volume of entries, sponsor will not
be able to return any entry materials. sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, illegible, unviewable, lost, late, or postage-due entries,
all of which will be disqualified. sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined by sponsor in its sole discretion to
be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe
on any third-party’s intellectual property or other rights, or that sponsor deems to be, in its sole discretion, obscene, offensive or otherwise
inappropriate for viewing by a general audience.
Contest Prizes: Depending on the final design of the AArP foundation 2010 calendar, sponsor will select a minimum of twelve (12) and a
maximum of fourteen (14) winners in the Contest. A photograph of each winner’s painting will be published in the AArP foundation 2010
Calendar and the original artworks will be exhibited at AArP’s 2009 Life@50+® National event and expo. Winners will not receive any cash or
other prizes in this Contest except for the publication of their winning entries as described in these official rules. As a condition of selection,
winners will be required to donate their original entry paintings to AArP foundation for sale at a charitable fundraising auction event. All
proceeds of the auction sale will benefit the AArP foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. Contributions to AArP foundation
are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law; however, sponsor cannot assist Contestants in
calculating the value of their donated artworks.
Permission to Use Entry Artwork: As further described on the official Contest entry form, by entering the Contest, each contestant agrees
that sponsor and its licensees may publish his or her painting in the AArP foundation 2010 calendar and exhibit, copy, publish, make derivative
works from or otherwise use his or her entry painting and other entry materials for any purpose, in any media, in perpetuity, without limitation
or additional compensation. These rights include exclusive first worldwide publication rights in and to all entries for the period up to publication
of the winner’s works in the AArP foundation 2010 Calendar.
Judging: All eligible Contest entries will be judged by a panel of judges with expertise in visual arts. All decisions of the Contest judges will be
final and binding in all respects. The judging will be based on the following criteria: (50%) artistic quality, and (50%) relationship of the painting’s
subject to the Contest theme. Winners will be notified on or about July 6, 2009. sponsor’s inability to reach a winner may result in that winner’s
disqualification and the selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries.
Prize Claim: except where prohibited, as a condition of being declared a winner in the Contest, each winner will be required to sign an Affidavit
of eligibility and a Liability, Publicity and Copyright release and return these documents to sponsor along with his or her original artwork within
14 days of notification. sponsor will reimburse winners for reasonable costs of shipping their paintings but will not be liable or responsible for
any artwork that is lost, destroyed or damaged during shipping. Contest winners that submit pastel artwork must spray paint with workable
fixts and wrap in additional tracing paper to protect during transportation.
General Conditions: Your entry in this Contest constitutes your consent to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of sponsor and
the contest judges and to the use of your entry information and your artwork in accordance with these official rules and the terms and conditions
stated on the official Contest entry form. By entering the Contest, you agree to sponsor’s and its licensees’ use of your name, likeness, and
biographical information in any media for any commercial, advertising or trade purpose without limitation or further compensation, unless
prohibited by law. By entering the Contest, you further agree to release and hold harmless sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and
promotional agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from any and all liability, claims, injuries, losses or
damages of any kind arising from or in connection with your participation in the Contest. sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to
suspend, modify or terminate this Contest if it determines in its sole discretion that tampering, fraud, or any other cause beyond the reasonable
control of sponsor has corrupted, compromised or impaired the security, integrity, fairness or proper operation of the Contest.
Winner’s List and Official Rules: for a copy of these official rules or a list of winners (available after August 1, 2009) send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to: AArP foundation 2010 Calendar Contest, P.o. Box 93028, Long Beach, CA 90809-3028 or visit
www.aarp.org/calendarcontest

				
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