Thursday, July 22, 2010

Call for Entries: Bags2Riches 2010

Bags2Riches 2010 Call For Entries

Application Deadline:
August 17th.

Bags2Riches 2010 is the 5th annual handbag competition to provide necessary funds for Trusted Mentors efforts to prevent homelessness.

Artists may create an original handbag to be eligible to win the "The Most Original Handbag Award" with a Grand Prize Package of $500. What will your bag help bring about? With the support of a mentor "Ann" completed in the last few months her 3 goals: GED, School, and a job! 

Completed Bags can be mailed to:
Trusted Mentors
872 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Local Drop Off Times at the Trusted Mentors Office:
Monday, August 16th, 10am -2pm
Tuesday, August 17th from 7:30am - 7pm
Other times can be scheduled by phone, 985-5041

Entry Guidelines:Please send bags with completed entry form and $10 entry fee if entering contest. A thank you receipt will be sent by email (when available). Judges will select ten finalists. Criteria for selection include originality, unique design elements, and quality of workmanship. Finalists will be announced September 4th and highlighted in the Bags2Riches Gala on September 24, 2010.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the most purchased votes. Beginning September 4th votes will be purchased online. Votes will also be available at the Gala. A vote for the bag is an opportunity to win the bag! Bags not chosen to be a Finalist will be sold or auctioned with proceeds benefiting Trusted Mentors efforts to prevent homelessness.

Trusted Mentors uses the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, under-employment, and the effects of incarceration. For an entry form, go to or send a SASE to Bags2Riches Contest, Trusted Mentors, 872 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

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