Keep Christ in Christmas

Congratulations, Mai for being chosen as an International Runner-Up!

Dear Mai,

On behalf of the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors, I am privileged to congratulate

you on being selected as the Runner-up in the 2023 – 2024 International Keep Christ in

Christmas Poster Contest in the Grade 7-8 division. Young people have unique

perspectives and talents to offer, and as our future, we must emphasize the paramount

importance of engaging young people in their faith.

Your poster was chosen from hundreds of entries and truly represents the importance of

ensuring that Christ, our Savior, is placed at the forefront of this holiday. I hope that

your poster, along with the many others designed by young people in countless

parishes and communities, will remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. As a reward

for your efforts, the Knights of Columbus is pleased to present you with a check, which

will be mailed to you directly shortly.

Thank you for participating in our Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest.

Once again, Mai, congratulations to you!

Sincerely yours,

Patrick E. Kelly

Supreme Knight


Through the years, the religious significance of Christmas has been replaced by ever-growing commercialism and phrases such as "Season’s Greetings", "Merry Xmas" and "Santa’s Day." We, as Catholic gentlemen and an organization that actively promotes our faith, can sponsor a program to instill the true reason for the season. This progam is fun for our youth and easy to conduct.

Fun because of the opportunity to witness the creativity and optimism of the young people in your community.

Easy because you can tap into existing structures like schools, CYO's, Squires circles, etc., to do a lot of preliminary work. It can also provide excellent local, and potentially international, publicity for the council.

Timeline for 2022-23

2022-2023 State Winning Entries

State winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest. They have all been received by Supreme and await judging of International winners.

We had great participation numbers throughout all six dioceses.

Age 5-7

Grace Williams Council 16126, Springfield

Jackson Volk Council 665, Effingham


Age 8-10

Clara Williams Council 16126, Springfield

Norah Mueller Council 4741, Millstadt


Age 11-14

Lauren Eckart Council 12152, Red Bud

Eva Solana Council 13123, Rockford

2022-2023 Winning Entries