First I want to give a big congrats to Celeste
for winning the drawing for March! She’ll be getting her own custom pen designed to her specs, and it should be nice, too. We’ve already ironed out all of the details.
So far you’ve all helped to raise $5274.11. It looks like we should reach $6000 by the time scholarships are given out at the end of May. Thanks so much!
It’s April, and that means it’s time to start buying those postcards
again to raise money for some graduating seniors going in to college. The applications have been coming in quickly here as it gets closer to the April 4 deadline.
If you buy postcards, you also are entered for a chance to win your own custom pen! Remember, one winner a month, and the drawing goes on all month long.
I will announce income for April and the winner of the custom pen on April 30, as close to 9 PM Central US time as I can get.
The drawings are free for all to enter, from all parts of the world. No restrictions at all.
During the entire month of April, if you buy a pack of student art postcards
you’ll automatically be entered to win a pen, just send $10 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I’ll give you a number AND you’ll get a pack of postcards in the mail (so be sure to include your mailing address in the PayPal note). Every penny raised will go towards the scholarships and support students. Yes, you can buy as many postcard packs as you want, and for each pack, you’ll get a number.
The raffle itself is free. If you want to enter the raffle without supporting the scholarship (or getting any of those cool postcards) then all you have to do is send a note in the mail to:
PO Box 6084
Hot Springs, Ar. 71902
Everybody who enters will be given a number in the order of postcards purchased and letters in the mail, and at the end of the month I’ll draw a number to pick the winner of a custom pen. I use random.org as a number picker. Raffle pens are limited to c/c filling system, steel nib of any size with any grind you want. If you want any extra customizations, bands or rings, special filling system, gold nib, or anything else, there will be normal charges.
If there are ANY questions, please do ask. If you have a suggestion about how to make things easier to explain or understand, please let me know.
This is all about the success of the scholarship and getting financial help to as many kids as we can.
If you want to help the fund without buying postcards, contact me through email, email@example.com, for details. Here's one of the pens I made for one of the winners.
1. “I’m confused how do I buy? I see no buy button for the postcards.”
–There is no buy button. You just send $10 via paypal
along with a postal address and I send you a pack of cards and a free raffle number. If you type your address into the Note box, please use a comma to separate lines, otherwise your address will come to me as one long line, and I may not know where to break it up, especially for international addresses.
2. “Interesting idea. Is it open to non-USA residents? I couldn’t find information one way or the other, but postage costs must surely be an issue.”
–Open to everybody worldwide. International postage is only about $1.15 so not that bad.
3. “What kind of pen do I get if I win?”
–You get any model, any size, any nib grind, any material I have on hand. If you want a gold nib or special filling system (button, bulb, or piston) I ask that you pay for that. I’ll still cover shipping.
4. “How do I enter for free?”
–Send a note or postcard in the mail to me at
Newton Pens Free Raffle
PO Box 6084
Hot Springs, Ar. 71902
Include contact info like name and email or I won’t accept it. Nicknames/usernames don’t count. This is the same thing I tell my students at school: put your name on it or I can’t grade it!
5. “Who can get a scholarship? Art students only? Kids in Arkansas only? Kids at the school where you work only?”
–Right now the scholarship is open to any high school students going in to college, anywhere in the USA. Kids at any school can apply and receive a scholarship. Current college students are not eligible. Adults going back to school are not eligible.
You can browse my materials page for an idea of the materials I have on hand. If you win, and you want to see more, I’ll take more photos of my material stock.