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Conducting a Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest is an excellent way to get the young people of your community thinking about the true meaning of Christmas.

Fun because of the opportunity to witness the creativity and optimism of the young people in your community.
Easy because you can tap into existing structures like schools, CYO's, Squires circles, etc., to do a lot of preliminary work. It can also provide excellent local, and potentially International, publicity for the council.
These are the steps/tips in conducting a poster contest:

The first step is to organize your contest. The council’s youth activities director, in consultation with the grand knight, should select a team that will administer the contest. This team will be involved in all phases of the contest: organization, publicity, judging, prizes, etc. Columbian Squires circles should work with their sponsoring councils in conducting the contest. The council should be “ready to go” right before Thanksgiving, so that the participants can get right to work. A suggested time frame would be for the participants to complete working on their art work by December 15th, with the judging at the local level to take place by end of December.

Christmas Poster Contest Winners


2015 Awards
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Ages 5 - 7 Division
Ages 5 - 7 Division
  6756, K of C Council 6756-MichaelangeloLenti
Ages 8 - 10 Division
  2207, Bishop Henry P. Northrop-Danielle_Collins
Ages 10 - 12 Division
  2207, Bishop Henry P. Northrop-Whitney_Crawford
Entries in the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest must fall under one of these topics: Alcohol Awareness and Abuse & Drug Awareness and Abuse. Each poster must include a slogan reflecting either of the topics and an original visual image. Posters may only be entered under one topic.  Contest entrants compete in one of two age groups – ages 8 through 11, and ages 12 through 14. (Note: Some school systems may have different age brackets for their elementary and middle schools. In some area, it may be appropriate to group students by grade rather than age. Sponsoring councils should use their own judgment in deciding how to group participants. Each local, regional and state competition many have up to four winning entries, one from each age category.)

Substance Abuse Poster Contest Winners


2015 Awards
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Ages 5 - 7 Division
Ages 8 - 10 Division
Ages 8 - 10 Division
  10668, Thomas D. Reilley, Sr.-McKenzie Ryan-Alcohol
Ages 8 - 10 Division
  13112, Msgr. Baum Council-Kacy Lvyers-Drugs
Ages 10 - 12 Division
Age 12-14 Division
  10668, Thomas D. Reilley, Sr.-Elena Senouillet-Drugs
  10668, Thomas D. Reilley, Sr.-Valentina Palacio-Alcohol


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