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Okay, Springfield Missouri, show us what kindness looks like to you

Hello Bambinos Family,

After talking to a friend recently about an incident they observed at one of the big box stores, I went on the Google looking for a, “Hey I know things are tough but we should all still be kind to one another” poster that I could print off and post at the restaurants.  Well, I couldn’t really find what I was looking for so I thought, why not have a contest to design one?  We will give away gift certificates for each submission, give away a grand prize to the winner and then print off posters to give away to anyone who wants one.  You can post at your place of work, favorite local business or wherever you feel a reminder to be kind is important. Which is pretty much everywhere, right?

Why kindness?  

It leaves a great impression.  Haven’t we all traveled somewhere and been impressed by how nice everyone was to one another? Springfield people are awesome and kind so let’s leave our visitors with the impression, “Wow those people are crazy kind to one another!”

It’s good for us. In her recent book, “The Rabbit Effect: Live longer, Happier and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness,” Dr. Kelli Harding reveals the findings of a decades old study into high cholesterol and heart health in rabbits that discovered kindness can make the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart.  Further research has shown that love, friendship, community, compassion and kindness can be very beneficial to an individual’s health and well being.

It’s a great way to influence people.  It allows you to get someone’s attention and predisposes them to listen to what you have to say.  People will remember you.  Any business owner who hasn’t realized the benefits of performing random or unsolicited acts of kindness for their staff, customers or community at large is well behind the curve. 

It feels good.  I will admit in some instances it can feel good to unload on someone; we have all done it.  But the “feel good” of making a person’s day or solving a problem for someone or simply forgiving someone for making an honest mistake will always win. — Andy Faucett, Owner, Bambinos Cafe


Kindess Poster Contest Details


To qualify, a submission must contain original artwork and illustrate the theme of the contest, “Kindness.”

Size: Standard Letter, 8.5″ x 11″ or Poster Size, 8″ x 14.”

Formats: Digital formats accepted include .pdf, .jpg files. You may also drop your entry by one of our locations.

Contact Information: Each entry must be submitted with artist information and contact information. If artist is under 12 years old, please include their age.


The first 100 qualified submissions will all receive a Bambinos $10 gift certificate. The grand prize winner receives $100 Bambinos gift certificate or an equivalent gift basket.  2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive recognition. Once the winners are determined by a 3rd party judges panel, we will announce the results and award prizes here and through our social media channels. The grand prize winner will have their poster printed and available for pick up at either Bambinos location for the public to display and encourage community kindness. We will also proudly display the winning design in all our locations!!

Entry Deadline: September 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

We reserve the right to disqualify entries if they do not meet the above requirements. Only one entry allowed per family. 

Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!!