Again this year, the Catholic Courier is presenting a coloring contest for children ages 3 to 12. There will be five age categories: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Children are asked to select and color a picture of one of the saints provided, find an interesting fact about that saint and submit their finished work.
We will then invite visitors to the Courier website to vote for the best-colored photo in each age category. The young artist from within the Diocese of Rochester receiving the most votes in each age category will win a prize.
We will begin accepting entries for the contest on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
The Coloring Contest is open to children ages 3-to-12 only.
To enter, children must follow these instructions:
1. Choose one of the four following saints — only one entry will be permitted per child — and color the scene:
(Click here to download the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
(Click here for St. Nicholas)
(Click here for St. Dominic Salvo)
(Click here for St. Teresa of Calcutta)
2. Then find out one fact about the saint whose image you colored and write that fact in the space provided on the image. (Examples: the year the saint died, the year he or she became a saint, the saint’s feastday, what he or she is patron saint of, etc.)
3. Take a photo of your colored picture and email the photo with the subject line “Coloring Contest” to Newsroom@CatholicCourier.com. (Unfortunately, we are unable to accept entries by mail this year.)
4. The deadline to submit colored pictures is Monday November 23, 2020. Photos will not be accepted after Nov. 23.
5. To be eligible to win a prize, children must reside in one of the Diocese of Rochester’s 12 counties (Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates).
1. Starting at noon on Monday, November 30, 2020, visitors to the Catholic Courier’s website will have the opportunity to vote for the best image in each age category.
2. Visitors may vote once a day in each age category during the contest term.
3. The last day to vote for the best artwork is Dec. 11, 2020.
4. Winners will be announced in a video in our 2020 Advent calendar.
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