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Substance Abuse Poster Contest

This Year's Winners

Ages 8-11 Drug Awareness and Abuse
Morgan Bauch from Mountain Top Council#6440 in District#44

Ages 12-14 Drug Awareness and Abuse
Kathryn McInguale from Mountain Top Council#6440 in District#44


  • The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 years old.

Rules and Regulations

  • Each poster must be done on 11x17 inch paper.
  • If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used, the poster must be laminated or covered in clear plastic.
  • Each poster must reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas.
  • Each contestant may submit only one entry.
  • Each poster must be accompanied by a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Entry Form signed by the parent/guardian.
  • The name and age of the contestant must be printed on the back of the poster.
  • Each poster should be original work (including concept, layout, slogan and any visual images).

How to Conduct a Council-Level Contest

  • Organize your program and prepare to implement your plans early in the Fraternal Year.
  • Publicize and conduct program through public and private schools.
  • Publicize Program through local Church and council bulletins.
  • Publicize program through CCD Programs and Youth Organizations.
  • Order Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Kits Online Or by mail at the beginning of the fraternal year using Form CPC-KIT (Deadline to order is October 1, 2017).


Supreme Council Website- Supreme Council Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Contact Your State Family Director: John N. Cocco, FDD, PGK
(610) 856-5176 | (610) 842-8426 |


  • Ages 5-7
  • Ages 8-10
  • Ages 11-14
  • There will be First and Second Place winners in each category at in the Council, District and State contests. There will only be First Place winners at the International contest.
  • Each contestant will compete against contestants in their same age group.


  • 100 Point System
    • 30 Points - Slogan - How clearly is the theme presented?
    • 30 Points - Visuals - How well do the visuals convey the message?
    • 40 Points - Overall Impact - How effective is the Poster in capturing your attention and causing you to reflect on the topic?.

Program Deadlines

  • October 1, 2017 – Deadline for Councils to order poster contest kit from Supreme
  • December 31, 2017 - Deadline for Councils to submit their winning entries to their District Deputy
  • January 15, 2018 – Deadline for District Winners to be received by the State Family Director
  • January 31, 2018 – Deadline for councils to submit Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Participation Form 5023 to Supreme, State Deputy, and District Deputy
  • February 15, 2018 - State Winning Posters Deadline to Supreme Council

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