RARITAN TWP., NJ. — Team Velvet, Inc is seeking submissions of black and white line drawings suitable for coloring for “A Horse Of A Different Color” coloring book.
Team Velvet, Inc. helps children overcome trauma with the help of three therapy horses. On its website is a section “Fun Stuff For Kids” which includes printable coloring pages to download and color. Team Velvet would like to expand the selection of coloring pages from a variety of young artists.
All youth up through high school are invited to submit artwork for consideration.
Drawings must be simple, black and white line drawings that fit on 8.5 by 11-inch paper, ideal for children ages 5 to 12 to color. The drawings can include one or more of the Team Velvet, Inc, horses, but that is not required. Drawings should fit with the theme of love and happiness but not be religious.
The staff of Team Velvet, Inc. will select several to be displayed on the website in the Fun Stuff for Kids’ with credit provided to the artist. Some submissions will be used to create a coloring book which will be used as a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. and possibly other non-profits. All artists who submit a drawing will get a printable certificate of service from the organization. The artist and a parent or guardian must sign a release form granting Team Velvet, Inc. permission to use the artwork on its website, for fundraising, as part of a coloring book, and other purposes.
Sponsorships to cover the cost of printing the coloring book are also being accepted.
See www.teamvelvet.com/art-contest for submission information and the release form.
E-mail email@example.com with questions.
About Team Velvet: Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, is a witness to violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, is disfigured by an accident, or experiences countless other events — all resulting in severe childhood trauma. If left unaddressed, in the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe damage. Team Velvet, Inc. (609) 924-4330 provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5 to 12 years with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance, or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency.