Poster Contest

To: All Children ages 5 to 14

From: Knights of Columbus

We would like to invite your school/organization to take part in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest for all boys and girls from ages 5 through 14. By engaging the talents of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, and that their artwork will bring others to remember Christ in Christmas.

The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries advancing through district/regional and state competitions to the international level. The winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of international “Keep Christ in Christmas” posters, with creative credit going to the artists.

The Knights of Columbus is one of the country’s largest charitable organizations, with members donating more than $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes and 70.5 million volunteer hours last year. Among the many public services Knights provide is their long-standing “Keep Christ in Christmas” program, which features faith-based local events and public service announcements.


  • Poster must reflect the theme of "Keep Christ in Christmas."
  • There is no limit to the number of posters each contestant may submit.
  • Contest entrants compete in one of three age groups -- ages 5-7, ages 8-10, and ages 11-14.
  • Each poster should be the original work (including concept, layout, slogan and any visual images) of a single person.
  • Poster must be 11X17 inches in size. If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used the poster must be laminated or covered with clear plastic.
  • The name, age, and school of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster.
  • All entries become property of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Posters will not be returned.
  • All entries must be turned into the school office no later than Monday, December 20, 2021 by 12:00pm.