2017 Christmas in St. Louis Coloring and Essay contest deadline Nov. 12

Do you have a child age 5 through 13? Would they like a chance to be named a Junior Grand Marshal of the 2017 Ameren St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade, or win other great prizes?

The 2017 Christmas in St. Louis Coloring and Essay contest is open to all children in the St. Louis Metropolitan area currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th Grades. The contest, operated by the Christmas in St. Louis Foundation in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, encourages children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade to submit their colored flyer, and children from 3rd through 8th Grades are encouraged to submit their original essay finishing “On the first day of Christmas, St. Louis gave to me . . . .”

Coloring page and Essay submissions must be received no later than November 12, 2017 at any of the 16 St. Louis Public Library locations or mailed to the Christmas in St. Louis Coloring and Essay Contest c/o St. Louis Public Library, Attn: Marketing, 1415 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.

 All entries become the sole property of CISL.

Click here to download rules, release form, and poster »

Prizes include:

  • Named Junior Grand Marshals of the 2017 Ameren St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade and will participate, along with a parent or legal guardian, as special guests of the Parade.
  • Autographed copy of “The St. Louis 12 Days of Christmas” by Ryan Nusbickel
  • Replica World Series ring
  • Four tickets to the Mercy Holiday Celebration at the St. Louis Symphony
  • Two Arch tram and two riverboat tickets
  • $25 pizza Gift Certificate
  • Christmas in St. Louis logo apparel
  • $15 pizza Gift Certificate
  • Sled and Christmas in St. Louis logo hat