Artists: Nathan Hale Schoolhouse Needs Your Help

A schoolhouse named after Connecticut's state hero is seeking artist submissions for its new postcards.

Credit: Nathan Hale School House (East Haddam, CT)
Credit: Nathan Hale School House (East Haddam, CT)
Coventry-born Nathan Hale is Connecticut's state hero. A Continental Army captain, he volunteered to spy on the British during the American Revolution and was hanged without a trial, by the British.

He was 21 when he was hanged, according to the History Channel website. Hale is credited with saying "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country," when asked if he had any last words.

The Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in East Haddam, Conn., is seeking designs for two new postcards for the school. 

"Submit a drawing, painting, photo to info@connecticutsar.org by July 31, then we will post all the submissions to the Facebook page and then the two with the most likes by August 8th will be the new postcard designs," the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse noted on its Facebook page.

Name, address and title of your artwork must be included in the email. 

About the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

The schoolhouse is more than 200 years old and was a school from 1750 to 1799. Later, it was a private residence and is now maintained by Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Visit the CT Society of the Sons of the American Revolution website for more information on the schoolhouse. 
Kathy Sobb July 08, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Hi Jaimie As a graphic designer who is a bit perplexed over the recent upswing in "contests" to create designs, I was hoping you could pass on my thoughts to those who are seeking postcard designs for the Nathan Hale schoolhouse. To them, I say hire a graphic designer and pay them a fair price for their work. A better product results and the world of designers isn't insulted that their work is considered so petty that anyone can do it for free. When was the last time you went to a restaurant, ordered several meals, than paid for your favorite. You wouldn't even think of it. That's what is done with these design "contests" but the winner even isn 't paid. Sincerely, Kathy Sobb Sent from my iPhone Sent from my iPhone
Pam Georgas July 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Sorry Kathy, I don't agree. I am a marketing creative director/ designer. I don't have a problem at all with local contests to promote community-oriented efforts. It is actually a good marketing strategy to engage the community in an organization or project. It is not about creating the most 'professional' design, but about getting people involved in an effort.


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