Keep Christ In Christmas

Poster Contest

2020-2021 Contest Winners

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2020 Contest Details

Posters Due to the SSJ SCHOOL OFFICE or ONLINE FORM no later than NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4th 11th, 2020

Questions can be directed to the contest chairman: JC Sherrin (

Due to SSJ returning to distance learning effective after Thanksgiving, we have decided to extend the deadline and allow for submissions via an online form. See below for details.


Each poster must reflect the Keep Christ in Christmas theme with a visual image. There is no limit to the number of posters each contestant may submit.


The Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 14. age eligibly is determined by the age of the contestant as of November 1.


Contest entrants compete in one of three age groups:

  • Grade K-2 (ages 5-7)

  • Grade 3-5 (ages 8-10)

  • Grade 6-8 (ages 11-14)


The Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest consists of up to five levels of competition: council, district, regional, jurisdictional and international. below is a description of each to help you understand the progression of the program.


This is the first level of the competition. The winning posters from the council-level competition are forwarded to either the district deputy or state council, depending on the circumstances in your area.


The district level of the contest occurs only if more than one council in the district participates in the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest. The winning posters for this level of the contest are forwarded to the state council for either the regional or jurisdictional competition.


The regional level of competition usually only takes place in larger jurisdictions. In either case, schedule, judges and prizes are determined by the state council. Winning posters from the jurisdiction level must be forwarded to the Supreme Council office by February 15 for consideration at the international level.


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 should be approximately 11x17 inches but 8.5x11 inches (letter size) is perfectly acceptable.

If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used, the poster must be laminated or covered with clear plastic.

Each poster must be submitted with a Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Entry Form. The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster in case the poster and entry form get separated.

All entries become property of the Knights of Columbus supreme Council office. Posters cannot be returned in most cases.

Use form below or the online form.


Why can't I open the Entry Form?

When accessing these forms using an SSJ Google account, you may encounter a problem.

SSJ Students can also access the form through SchoolSpeak or obtain a copy from the school office.


Judging team will be by a a committee at the discretion of the Grand Knight.


A 100-point scoring system will be used to determine the winners.

  • 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?


First prize in each category is a $25 Amazon gift card.

2019-2020 Contest

Congratulations to our winners! Thank you to the many submissions.

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2018-2019 Contest

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