Puzzle Company Opens Contest to Artists Brenda Bonneville, editor March 31, 2017 Have you ever wondered how you might have your artwork made into a jigsaw puzzle and then widely distributed? WHITE MOUNTAIN PUZZLES is conducting a contest inviting artists to submit either a quick sketch or a completed painting (your choice) of your original conception of “Main Street, U.S.A. – Independence Day Parade”. Suggested elements to incorporate into submissions are: antique cars, clowns, decorated bicycles, fire trucks, tractors, floats, girl & boy scouts, veterans (tanks), bagpipers, lots of balloons, fireworks in the distance, signature buildings, Shriners, marching bands, baseball players, dogs in costume, American flags, and banners. It is recommended that artwork submitted should have bold colors, crisp lines, and be dense with various images–history shows these elements produce a delightful jigsaw puzzle. How to Submit Submissions will be accepted April 1 through May 1, 2017, and please sent them electronically via either a .jpg or .pdf to [email protected]. After all submissions have been received, WHITE MOUNTAIN’s “puzzle panel” will choose the contest winner. First prize will be a three year puzzle licensing agreement (including a $750 advance and royalties) to distribute your puzzle artwork to 1,000s of WHITE MOUNTAIN PUZZLE retailers across the country. All are welcome to submit and please feel free to share this with other artists. About WHITE MOUNTAIN PUZZLES WHITE MOUNTAIN PUZZLES is one of the top nationally distributed puzzle companies in America. Based in Jackson, NH and family owned since 1978, WHITE MOUNTAIN has worked with dozens of independent artists, many of whom have been licensing artwork to them since their start almost 40 years ago. If you would like to learn more about WHITE MOUNTAIN PUZZLES, please visit www.whitemountainpuzzles.com.