This contest is a competition for calligraphers and artist to see who can create the prettiest envelope. It is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and The Washington Calligraphers Guild. There are different categories according to grade for children and an adult competition.
I think that this would be a great contest for an art class or home schooled students. No prizes are rewarded, but the winners do receive a certificate.
To see the decorated envelopes from 2012 or to get information on the 2013 contest go to the Washington Calligraphers Guild website.
I love to see art work anywhere I can and these envelopes are truly art gallery worthy.