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Enter the IJN Chanukah Coloring Contest

The Intermountain Jewish News’ 23rd annual Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is underway.

Deadline for entries in the contest is Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, 5 p.m.

Download the entry form

The contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, attracts and brings 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; 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 Dec. 11, 2009, IJN Chanukah edition.

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

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

Winning entries will be displayed in the main lobby of The Childrens Hospital, where the artists will also be honored in a special ceremony.

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 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 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.
  • Deadline: All entries must be in the IJN office by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30. The IJN address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203.
  • Winners will be announced in the Dec. 11, 2009, Chanukah edition of the IJN.
  • Prizes: Winners in each category will be awarded plaques.

Information: Larry Hankin, (303) 861-2234.

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