by PlayMonster | 02 Mar 2022
BELOIT, Wis. (March 1, 2022) — Launching today, families across the US are invited to participate in the Spirograph® National Art Contest for the opportunity to have their Spirograph® art featured at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York! Using the simple magic of pens, gears and paper, artists four and older are encouraged to create a unique design with any Spirograph® product and add their own personal flair with color or added materials.
WHO: Everyone four and older (Parents enter on behalf of kids!)
WHAT: Use any Spirograph® edition to create an original design!
WHEN: Enter between March 1-31, 2022
HOW: Visit Playmonster.com/contest/ to learn how to upload a photo of your artwork!
Six winning designs will be chosen by a panel of judges to be displayed at The Strong National Museum of Play on World Art Day (April 15, 2022). Winners will also take home an exclusive Spirograph® Retrospective Prize Pack and $400 Michael’s Gift Card to keep creating.
As part of the promotion, families are also invited to get their creative juices flowing by visiting Michael’s stores across the US for a free Spirograph® event. On Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 PM CST, families will be able to try out various Spirograph® products and take part in a demo to learn Spirograph® tips and tricks. Visit Michaels.com to find a store near you.
Wendy Hartling, Director of Activity Toys at PlayMonster, says: “This household brand has delighted generations, including my own, because of its ability to make everyone feel like an artist. Whether you’re eight years old or an adult with kids of your own, Spirograph brings out the creator in all of us. We know how proud kids feel when their art is displayed at home or at school. We want to celebrate these budding artists and give them the opportunity to potentially have their art featured at a National Museum on World Art Day.”
First introduced in 1965, Spirograph® has made it possible for aspiring artists of all ages to make beautifully intricate designs. Originally developed as a drafting tool by a British mechanical engineer, the distinctive wheels and rings of Spriograph® cleverly combine the principles of art and mathematics in a way that has inspired generations. Always innovating, Spirograph® has earned industry acclaim and recognition through American Speciality Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Parents Magazine Best Toys Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA), among others. Stay tuned for more Spirograph® reveals for 2022!
For more information about PlayMonster, visit www.playmonster.com.
PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, Snap Ships®, Koosh® and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-Tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all children, fans and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and gaming, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning developer of tabletop and digital games best known for fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The company’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. For the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Important business and brand updates are routinely shared on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.) © 2022 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About The Strong
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors and others around the globe.
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