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Contest - Design A Yard Decoration For Sarcastic Lazy People
It's a contest and you are invited to submit a design.  I'll pick winners each year and will award prizes to the winners.  Anyone can submit to the contest.  I hope you will.  Here is what I am looking for.

I want you to design a large scale lawn decoration that can be used for all of the fall/winter holidays:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's eve, maybe even Valentine's day.  The purpose is, this will be one silly decoration that a lazy and cynical person (like me) could put in his yard and leave there for a period of months and months and the neighbors won't really be able to say anything.  

The ideal design will be cut-out and stand up type of affair (think about those life-sized cardboard things the video stores used to have).  I want to be able to cut it out of a sheet of 4x8 plywood and paint it using maybe 4-5 colors of craft paint.  Nothing too fancy or finely detailed, just something completely ridiculous that other people could copy.

I do want passersby to be let in on the joke.  Maybe it should have a caption like "Hallo-Thanks-Christma-Hanu-Kwanz-Year!" or something stupid like that.  The design should be entertaining, cynical and funny.  Here is my initial concept sketch.  

Extreme Holiday Decorations Contest

Do you think you can do it?  Here are the rules:

1.  E-mail me your design.  I can handle any file format but prefer adobe illustrator files.  holidays@isderacorp.com
2.  For 2009 I'll take anything I can get, subsequent  years I'll pick winners each year on November 1st or so.  
3.  Winners will have their work used on this website, possibly published in a book, and distributed to people for free.  The goal is to get the design out to as many people as possible so that people will make these and put them in their yard.  
4.  In return you will get a fairly crappy prize, something worth maybe about $40-$50 but nothing you want.  The prizes come from leftovers and free crap that suppliers send to PriveCo Inc., my company.  Usually it is funny stuff. 

Contest Winner!  

The 2009 Winner for the best unified holiday decoration is Craig Horky.  Craig must be some kind of design wizard, because he completely busted out a great design.  For his trouble Mr. Horky received a check for $100 and a box full or sex toys and other crap that PriveCo had used for product photos.  

 

Now that Mr. Craig Horky (design genius) has received his prize, this design now belongs to the public domain.  You are free to use it to create your own yard decoration, placemat, invitation, whatever you want.  Craig and I give you this design as a present, a sort of holiday gift.  

If you want to design a crazy holiday decoration that unifies all of the holidays, please send it in.  I am giving crap (and possibly money too) away to support this project.