Welcome to the kick-off for the NH State Council’s involvement in the 2023 - 2024 Keep Christ in Christmas (KCIC) Poster Contest.
All Official Rules for the contest, as outlined by our Supreme Council, will apply. However, I would like to clarify the following areas:
Please inform me no later than Friday, November 22, 2023 if your council plans to participate, either by e-mail or phone:
Councils are encouraged to seek the participation of their local Catholic schools and parish Religious Education students.
Where a school is directly associated with a parish that has a K of C council sponsoring the event, entries submitted from that school will be part of that council’s competition.
- Where a school is not directly associated with such a parish or the local council is not participating, any council in the area can ask that school to participate in its event.
- If more than one council wants to ask such a school, the decision on which council the school should submit its entries to, will rest with the District Deputy where the school is located.
- A student can only submit one poster, per official rules.
Each participating council can submit up to two entries in each age category for voting in the state competition. There will be no district-level judging.
This year – The State Council will again award a $50 1st Place and a $25 2nd Place prize in each age category.
All winning posters and attached entry forms should be brought to the Winter State Quarterly Meeting in January, for judging.
Each participating council is asked to have one person attend the Winter Quarterly to help with judging. The judge does not have to be a Knight or family member.
To order a KCIC Kit, your Grand Knight or Financial Secretary can order the Kit for you on the Supreme website. You can do so through Supreme by calling 203-752-4270 or visiting http://kofc.org/forms (order the program kit #CPC-Kit-E [For English]). Kits are also available in Spanish and French.
More information on the program is available at http://kofc.org/christmas.
This program is a fun, interesting, and engaging way to involve the youth of our parishes and schools in spreading the word that Christ is – and always will be – the center of Christmas. We strongly encourage all councils to participate.
If you have any further questions about the event, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to assist.