ArcelorMittal e-card contest

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2012

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company that has a local facility in LaPlace, is seeking entries for its fourth International New Year’s E-card contest, open to children ages 6-14 in the local community. The theme for the 2012 contest is “A Smile is a Smile All over the World!”

At each local facility in the U.S., an employee selection committee will identify the artwork that most clearly aligns with the theme. The winning artist will receive a $100 gift card,and move on to compete for the top prize at the national level. The winner, selected by a committee within ArcelorMittal Americas’ headquarters in Chicago, will receive a $500 prize from the ArcelorMittal Foundation.

The first-place entry will be sent to ArcelorMittal’s global headquarters in Luxembourg to be evaluated by a judging panel. One international winner will be selected to receive a $1,000 prize and his/her artwork will be used as ArcelorMittal’s New Year’s card, which will be printed in hard copy and used by the company. Second- and third-place winners will receive $750 and $500 respectively. The top 30 cards representing countries where ArcelorMittal has operations will be available as an e-card via the company’s website,

Contest guidelines include:

• Child must be 6-14 years of age

• Artwork should be created on an 8.5 x 11 size paper with landscape orientation (horizontal, 8.5 high x 11 wide)

• Entry must include: child’s name; city, state and county of residence; phone and/or email (one required); and local ArcelorMittal facility name. Do not include personal information on front of artwork. Entries without this information may be disqualified.

Deadline and submission details:

Deadline is Oct. 31

Hard copy entries (received by Oct. 31) mailed to:

ArcelorMittal USA

c/o Heather Ross

1 South Dearborn, 19th Floor

Chicago, IL 60603