Please send your completed forms by Friday February 24th (International Entries are also due by Feb. 24th to:
AOH Coloring Contest
4028 Brookfield Ave.
Louisville, KY 40207
About the Contest
For the past 44 years, the Hibernians have conducted this wax-crayon Coloring Contest for Kindergarten through 4th grade students. We hope this contest reinforces that St. Patrick was a real person and teaches the children of the symbolism of the Shamrock (the leaves of the shamrock make one plant, and the Three Persons of the Trinity is One God).
Each entry is carefully considered. “There’s certainly no pulling the winner out of a hat,” according to the Coloring Contest founder and head judge, Ken McKiernan. McKiernan started the contest in the early 1970’s.
From the 5,000 entries returned to the AOH each year, usually 6 winners are chosen: one from each grade and one Grand Prize winner. This year, thanks to the generosity of King Southern Bank, there are two divisions: an international/Irish division and the US division and more winners!
In the IRISH/INTERNATIONAL Divison, ONE winner will be chosen from each Cass (1-5) and ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be chosen. All winners will receive prizes! Many thanks to Mrs. Susan Nally for her help in taking this contest to Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland! Mrs. Nally’s sister, Mrs. Marion Kimme, is a long-time member of Louisville’s Irish community.
In the US Division, THREE winners will be chosen from each grade. All winners will receive their framed entry and a t-shirt and will march or ride with their families in a TARC Trolley in the St. Patrick’s Parade on Baxter/Bardstown Rd. The Grand-prize winner and the top winner from each grade will be honored at the AOH’s St. Patrick’s Mass The Grand Prize winner will also receive a $100 Savings Bond, courtesy King Southern Bank. Each year, about 9,000 Coloring Contest entries go out to the Catholic schools, though all children are invited to participate. For more info, call: 502-254-3172.
Thanks to KING SOUTHERN Bank for supplying this year’s prize!
To learn more about St. Patrick’s story, click here!
The AOH is the nation’s oldest and largest Irish cultural organization… its motto is
“Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.”