Kids Contest

2016 Junior Grand Marshal Coloring & Essay Contest!

Poster and Essays – Deadline Friday, November 11th!

The 2016 Christmas in St. Louis Coloring and Essay contest is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 13 in the St. Louis Metropolitan area currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th Grades, including home schooled children.

The Christmas in St. Louis Foundation (CISL) in conjunction with the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site are celebrating the “100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.” Children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade are encouraged to submit their colored poster, and children from 3rd through 8th Grades are encouraged to submit their original essay finishing “National Parks are important because . . . .”  Click here to download the release form.

Three finalists (first, second and third place winners) will be chosen from each of the following groups:

Coloring Contest – Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Essay Contest – 3rd and 4th Grades, 5th and 6th Grades, and 7th and 8th Grades

Poster and Essay submissions must be received no later than November 11, 2016 to the Christmas in St. Louis Foundation at 6600 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63139 (314.206.7700). All entries become the sole property of CISL.

Prizes

The four first place winners (one from each age group) will be named Junior Grand Marshals of the 2016 Ameren St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade and will participate, along with a parent or legal guardian, as special guests of the Parade.

In addition, the four first place winners will receive:

  • Two (2) Journey to the Top tram tickets for the Gateway Arch
  • NPS Centennial Book – “The Wonder of it All” 100 Stories from the National Park Service
  • Four (4) tickets for the Mercy Holiday Celebration at the St. Louis Symphony

The four second place winners (one from each age group) will receive:

  • Two (2) Journey to the Top tram tickets for the Gateway Arch
  • NPS Centennial Book – “The Wonder of it All” 100 Stories from the National Park Service

The four third place winners (one from each age group) will receive:

  • Two (2) Journey to the Top tram tickets for the Gateway Arch
  • NPS Centennial Book – “The Wonder of it All” 100 Stories from the National Park Service

Complete Contest Rules & Submission Details

Members of the Christmas in St. Louis Foundation, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in this contest.

 

 

Congratulations to our 2015 Contest Winners!

Coloring Contest:

1st Place – Andrew Schneider
2nd Place – Alex Eller
3rd Place – Damien Bentancourt

Essay Contest 3 & 4th Grade

1st Place – Damon Williams
2nd Place – Samuel Scheider
3rd Place – Landon Bartels

Essay Contest 5th & 6th

1st Place – Madison Sutton
2nd Place – Mikayla Wallach
3rd Place – Gillian Risch

Essay Contest 7th & 8th Grade

1st Place – Trent Belpulsi
2nd Place – Aaliyah Robinson
3rd Place – Delaney Grimes

 

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