Hey Kids...

You’re Invited To Enter

The 2019 

Open To All Sunday School
Children & Youth
(Ages 6 to 19)

The 2019 Contest Theme:
"I Love The Bible Because..."

Sponsored Across Pennsylvania By
The Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association
5915 Fox Street, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 717-652-1930 

Attention kids! Do you love Sunday school? Are you creative? Do you like to draw? If you do, we would like to invite you to be a part of the 2019 “Sunday School Poster & T-Shirt Contest.” Just read this brochure to find out how you can be a part of the fun. But, before you start to create your entry, be sure to read all rules carefully! Entries not conforming exactly to the rules will be disqualified!

What Is The “Sunday School Poster & T-Shirt Contest?”

In the “Sunday School Poster & T-Shirt Contest,” we invite children and youth to combine their creative, artistic and writing talents with their love of Sunday school as they create a traditional artist created poster, a computer generated mini poster or a T-shirt on the yearly contest theme.

Items must first be either entered in a local Sunday School Association-sponsored contest OR local church contest.* The first-place winning entry from each age group of each contest at the county or local church level is then eligible to go on to the statewide final contest.

(*) – In counties where there is an organized County or District Sunday School Association group that holds a local contest, entries must first go to that contest. In counties where there is no local organized Sunday School Association group or where the S.S.A. does not hold a county contest, local churches may hold their own contest and submit their local winners directly to the state final. If you are not sure if there is a Sunday School Association-sponsored contest in your county, contact the P.S.S.S.A. office in Harrisburg for more information.

Important Notes:

The statewide contest will run from January 1, 2019, to October 1, 2019. First place winners in the 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-19 age groups from each local or church contest must be submitted to the P.S.S.S.A. office in Harrisburg by October 1, 2019.

Winning entries (first and second place) from the statewide contest will be displayed at the 2018 PA State Sunday School Convention.

Prizes at the state level will be as follows for each age group in each contest: First place - $20.00; second place - $10.00.

Who May Enter?

Children and youth, age 6 through 19, who are members of a Pennsylvania Sunday school are welcome to participate. Contest judging is held in four different age groups: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-19. First place winners in each age group will advance to the statewide contest in October. Individuals are welcome to enter more than one category.

The “entry form” which is found in this brochure (listing the name, address, age, church and other information about the entry’s creator) MUST be completed and attached to the BACK of each entry. Photocopies of the entry form may be made.

About The Two Poster Categories:

In the “Sunday School Poster & T-Shirt Contest” we have two different poster categories. First, there are the “traditional artist created posters.” These posters MUST be 14” x 22” in size and can be created using pencil, ink, markers, paint, stencils or collage. The other poster category is for “computer generated mini posters.” These are 8 ½” x 11” posters that are designed, created and printed using a computer. See the rules below for complete details.

What Is The 2019 Contest Theme?

The 2019 contest theme is “I Love The Bible Because...”  Each entry should in some way “convey” the contest theme. The words of the theme do not need to appear on the entry.  It is hoped that this simple theme will not only encourage creativity and originality in the creation of the posters and T-shirts, but that it will also encourage the kids to think about what the Bible really is and what it means to them.

Contest Categories & Rules…

Traditional Artist Created Poster Contest Rules:

1. Posters MUST be 14” x 22” in size and may be either vertical or horizontal.
2.Posters can be created using any media, such as pencil, ink, markers, paint, collage, etc.
3.All entries must be based on the 2019 contest theme "I Love The Bible Because...”

Computer Generated Mini Poster Rules:
1.Computer Generated Mini Posters MUST be 8 ½” x 11” in size and may be either vertical or horizontal.
2.Posters may be printed on any color or type of paper using either a laser or ink jet printer.
3.Posters can be created using wording, photos, illustrations, etc. from any computer, using any computer program.
4.All entries must be based on the 2019 contest theme, “I Love The Bible Because...”

T-Shirt Contest Rules:
1. T-shirt designs are to be created on an actual plain, unprinted (white or colored) T-shirt of any size.
2.Designs should be on ONE side of the shirt only.
3.Designs may be created using fabric paints, markers, computer transfers, etc.
4.All entries must be based on the 2019 contest theme, “I Love The Bible Because...”

How Can You Enter?

Check the information listed below about the 2019 “Sunday School Poster & T-Shirt Contest” in your area. Remember, even if there is no contest scheduled for your area, you can still enter through your local church. If you have any questions, please contact the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association at 717-652-1930.

Contest Entry Form...

​To print the "Poster & T-Shirt Contest Entry Form" below, highlight and copy the form then paste it into a Word file before printing.

2019 Youth Poster & T-Shirt Contest Entry Form
(A Copy of this Entry Form MUST be attached to the BACK of each entry!)

TYPE OF ENTRY: ___Traditional Artist Created Poster; ___Computer Generated Mini Poster;   
          ___ T-Shirt

NAME________________________________________________ AGE_____
CITY____________________________ STATE_____ ZIP CODE__________
PHONE__________________________ COUNTY______________________
CHURCH ADDRESS_____________________________________________