Coloring Contest Rules

Coloring Contest

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Coloring Contest—narrowing the field down to just four winners was extremely difficult for our judges. We couldn't have been more impressed with everyone's thoughfulness and creativity. You can see this year's winning entries here: 2018 Coloring Contest winners.

Official Contest Rules


Elementary school-aged children (grades K-5) in the western & central Pennsylvania areas are encouraged to participate.

Contest Period

Entries for the 2018 "My Holiday Wish" coloring contest must be postmarked on or before October 26, 2018 to be eligible.

Entering the Contest

Elementary school students can enter the contest by drawing their "Holiday Wish" on a piece of plain, white 11 x 8.5 paper, landscape orientation. On the back of the drawing, please be sure to include:

  • The student's name
  • Age
  • School name and address
  • Teacher or Principal's Name
  • And, the easiest way to contact either the Teacher or Principal if their student is a winner!

Mail entries:
Edgar Snyder & Associates
Attn: Shannon Botts, Marketing
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Artists may use whatever coloring items they wish, including crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc. Entries must be postmarked on or before October 26, 2018 to be eligible to win a prize. Edgar Snyder & Associates cannot be responsible for any late, lost or damaged entries.

Ownership of Entries

All entries submitted to Edgar Snyder & Associates in connection with this contest, along with all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith, become the property of Edgar Snyder & Associates upon submission. Entry materials will not be returned to any entrant. By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that if you win the coloring contest, Edgar Snyder & Associates will own all rights to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute and promote the artwork in perpetuity without compensation to you or any other person.

Selection of Winners

A panel of judges will choose one grand prize winner and three runners-up. Winners will be contacted in early November.


The Grand Prize is a $250 gift card, plus a $2,500 donation to the elementary school where the artist is enrolled. The winning design will appear on the Edgar Snyder & Associates 2016 holiday card distributed to current and former clients. The artist's name, age, area of residence, and school name will be printed on the cards.

Three runners-up will receive a $100 gift card plus a $2,500 donation to the school in which he or she is enrolled. Artwork from the runners-up will appear on the back of the 2018 holiday card.

Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of entries received. All prizes will be awarded to the minors' parents or legal guardians on their behalf.

Use of Name, Likeness, Etc.

As a condition of receiving any prize, each winner as well as their parents or legal guardians will be required to consent to the use of their name, age, area of residence, and school name. You must also consent to using your likeness (as in a photograph or on television) and prize information, without limitations, for promotional purposes and media interviews without further payment.


By entering the contest, winners and their parents or legal guardians release and agree to hold harmless Edgar Snyder & Associates, and each of their partners or employees, from any liability whatsoever in connection with entering the contest, accepting any prize, or anything that may arise related to the contest.

Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Edgar Snyder & Associates.


If you still have any questions, send an email to

Good Luck!!!