For kids grades K-12. Create an original poster design for a classic holiday movie.


Posters can be created using crayon, colored pencil, paint, pastels or pencil and design must fit on the back of the entry form.


Design an orginal poster for one of the following movies: Elf, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, White Christmas, The Muppets Christmas Carol.



Design a poster for a holiday movie of your choice.


Entry forms may be picked up and dropped off at any of the following businesses: Jane Addams, Busey (downtown location), The News-Gazette, First Financial Bank (all C-U and Mahomet locations), The Orpheum Children’s Museum.


Or download a form here.

Your finished entry may also be scanned, saved as a high resolution jpg or pdf and e-mailed to Make sure to include information on the entrant including name, age, parent or guardian's name as well as e-mail and phone number.


Entries must be submitted by the end of day Friday, November 20th.



Entries will be scanned and posted on the Champaign Center Partnership’s Facebook page (ChampaignCenterPartnership). A "Like" equals one vote. The 10 poster designs with the most votes will be finalists. One overall winner will be chosen from the group of finalists by the Parade of Lights planning committee.


All finalists will have the opportunity to ride in the Champaign Park District’s Trolley during the Parade of Lights on November 28th. The overall winner also receives a family 4-pack of tickets for a movie at the Virginia Theatre and will help Santa Claus light the Tree of Lights after the parade.


For more information about the Parade of Lights click the link below.

301 N. Neil St. Suite 400

Champaign, IL 61820


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