2015 -2016 Poster Contest
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
International Poster Contest
This year's poster subject:
One Exciting Theme
Stay Alive, Don't Text and Drive
SUPREME LODGE (NATIONAL) PRIZES
First Prize .............. $l ,000
Second Prize ............. $500
Third Prize .............. $250
4th thru 8th Prize ..... $100
Additional prizes may be available at state and local level judging.
About The Knights
The Knights of Pythias was founded as a non-sectarian organization on February 19, 1864 in Washington, D.C. The principles of the Knights of Pythias are Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence. The members are pledged to practice these principles in their daily lives.
The Order is based upon the story of Damon and Pythias, historical characters of ancient folklore who displayed devoted friendship for each other. Therefore, this year's poster theme is especially appropriate to the Knights of Pythias.
Damon and Pythian showed exemplary courage (each being willing to sacrifice his life for his friend). There are times in the life of most high school students when it also takes courage to be a friend when it counts.
I) Message must be understood at a glance.
2) Message and artwork-the simpler the better.
3) Color is great!
4) Check with your local advertising company for advice.
5) Ask your art instructor to review
Visual Arts Poster
Knights of Pythias
High School Students can win
$1000.00 or more
FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Knights of Pythias Poster Contest entitled "VOLUNTEER MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY" is open to any student enrolled as a Freshman (Grade 9), Sophomore (Grade 10), Junior (Grade 11), or Senior (Grade 12) in any Junior or Senior High or Parochial School in the United States and Canada
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.) Poster may be on any color cardboard, 14 inches by 22 inches uniformly. DO NOT DEVIATE.
2.) Any two dimensional medium may be used. (computer graphics, photography, stenciling, drawing, painting etc.)
3.) All the art must be ORIGINAL. No copyrighted material may be used in the development of or in the actual entry.
4.) On front of the poster near the bottom, in letters not over 1/4 inch high must appear the following:
"SPONSORED BY THE
FRATERNAL ORDER KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS".
5.) Each contestant must print name, grade, school, and home address on the back of the poster.
6.) State winners will be determined by local Knights of Pythias Lodges. These winners must be determined not later than April 30th. Check with a local Pythian Lodge for their judging deadlines.
7.) The winning poster from each participating local lodge will be submitted to the State or Provincial Knights of Pythias organization to determine a winner by May 15th. This state or province winner will be submitted to the Supreme Secretary, no later than June 15th.
PRIZES, LOCAL AND AREA CONTESTS
Local or Subordinate lodges will award prizes at their own expense.
GRAND (STATE) LODGE CONTESTS
The Supreme Lodge will furnish appropriate ribbons for the First, Second and Third Prize winners of each Grand Lodge Contest.
Each Grand Lodge will supplement these by offering other prizes at their own expense.
For more information, check the Knights of Pythias webpage:
Knights of Pythias
Click on Poster Contest
If you wish to enter the Poster Contest locally in the Cleveland Ohio area, Owatonna Lodge # 62 will be happy to sponsor any High School class. Contact the Secretary by email. Click on the link on the Home Page.