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IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

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Because Chanukah is early this year (on Thanksgiving), so is the deadline: Nov. 11

The 27th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries.

Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203.

The deadline is very early this year because Chanukah is very early.

Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.

Through the years it has encouraged creativity and artistic expression of the fun aspects of Chanukah as well as its serious message.

Many children create their entries at home while others work on them as part of class work in their day schools or supplemental religious schools.

Winning entries in each of the grade categories — K-1, 2-3 and 4-6 — will be published in the Nov. 22, 2013, IJN Chanukah edition.

Although winners are determined in each age category, the name of every child who enters the contest will be recognized in the IJN Chanukah edition.

The contest is named in memory of Doris Sky, who served as IJN managing editor, 1962-1990. She was instrumental in creating the contest several years before her death.

View last year's winning entries

For the seventh year, winning entries will be displayed in the main lobby of Children’s Hospital Colorado.

The artists will also be honored in a special ceremony during Chanukah.

Winners in each category will be awarded plaques.

Simply follow these requirements:

• Give your artistic interpretation of Chanukah on an 8 1/2”x11” sheet of paper.

• Use any colorful medium — markers, crayons, watercolors, pencils, paper collage — whatever you want. However, no glitter or confetti, please!

• Art created on a computer must be printed on an 8 1/2”x11” sheet of paper.

• Art must be original. Entries created from kits will be disqualified.

• Three categories: 1.) Grades K-1; 2.) Grades 2-3; 3.) Grades 4-6.

• All artwork must be the child’s own work.

• Each entry must be accompanied by the contestant’s name, age, address, school, synagogue affiliation (if any) grade and phone number on a separate sheet of paper, attached to the entry.

Do not write your name on your entry. Judges are not allowed to know the identities of the artists.

Entry forms appear in the IJN beginning this week.

Information: Larry Hankin, (303) 861-2234 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:06 )  

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