Hello, Friends! I have a big announcement and I’m all sorts of excited about it. It has two parts. Here’s the first one:

This year, the American Cancer Society has had some of the biggest names in art and entertainment join in to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. People like Rihanna and Justin Bieber. People like Eric Carle. And now, it’s your turn.

-Musicians/Future Rock Stars, submit a music video of you performing the “Happy Birthday” song.
-Super-cool Artists/Designers, submit original art inspired by the progress we are making against cancer.

The winning musician will be featured in a nationwide advertising campaign. The winning art will be featured in an American Cancer Society card collection on Tiny Prints. And both will be featured in the More Birthdays online gallery. Best of all, every entry will help raise awareness and support for the fight against cancer. Awesome, right?!

There will only be two big winners of the Create More Birthdays Contest, but you can bet, there will be many other amazing submissions that deserve recognition. Which brings me to the 2nd part of the announcement: I’m going to run a concurrent contest on Design Mom called the Coolest Categories Contest.

I’ve teamed up with the American Cancer Society to create four additional categories with four cool prizes. The categories are Did That Just Happen?, Can’t Get It Out of My Head, Most Likely to Go Viral, and Gasp-Worthy. And the prize for each category is: a print of your choice from the More Birthdays gallery, a collection of More Birthdays wrapping paper, and a Tiny Prints gift pack. Rad! If you don’t win the Create More Birthday Contest, you’ll be considered for a prize in the Coolest Categories Contest — you don’t have to do anything extra to enter.

How will the lucky winners of the Coolest Categories Contest be picked? I have 4 fabulous guest judges that I’ll introduce to you on July 6th. So watch for it. And in the meantime, go enter and go vote! I can’t wait to see your artistic creations and hear you (or your kids!) sing Happy Birthday. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite entries here on Design Mom. Yay!

P.S. — I don’t think I know anyone that hasn’t had their life touched by cancer in some way. How about you? Also, which category do you want to win? One more thing: find contest info and rules here.