Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Local Knights of Columbus Ask Students to Show How to “Keep Christ in Christmas”

Knights of Columbus Council 570 is inviting Religious Education students from ages 5 through 14 to participate in the organization’s “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  By engaging the creativity and imaginations of our young people, we hope they come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.

The contest will be conducted locally with the winning entries advancing to the regional level and then to the state and national levels.  The winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of new Christmas posters that encourage a deeper understanding of the holiday.  Posters must be submitted to the St. Mary’s parish office or Religious Education teacher/coordinator by December 12, 2017.

The Knights have made available a limited number of free poster boards.  They are available at the parish office or through Religious Education.  Please contact the program coordinator with any questions, Bob Sherrier, Past Grand Knight.  His contact information is 609-364-0803 or

Here are some of the rules:

  • Contest entrants compete in one of three age groups – ages 5-7 or 8 – 10 or 11 – 14.
  • Submission deadline of Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Poster must reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas.
  • Each poster should be the original work (including concept, layout,
    slogan and any visual images) of a single person.
  • Poster must be approximately 11×17 and include a Poster Contest
    entry form available at the St. Mary Parish office.
  • First and second place finishers within each age group will be awarded
    a Barnes and Noble gift card.

Judging 100 point scale:

  • Slogan-30 Points: How clearly is the theme presented?
  • Visuals-30 Points: How well do the visuals convey the message?
  • Overall Impact-40 Points: How effective was the poster in capturing
    your attention and causing you to reflect on the topic at hand?

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest in New Haven, Conn.  With charity as its central commitment, the organization has grown to 1.9 million members worldwide.  In the last decade, the Knights donated more than $1.6 billion and gave more than 700 million hours of volunteer service to charitable causes.