Each grand-prize winner to receive a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank
INDIANAPOLIS (May 20, 2020) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced two grand-prize winners of the 2020 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank. The two grand-prize winners that have been selected for the 2020 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank, are nine-year-old Bria Carlson, from LaPorte, Ind. and 12-year-old Caitlyn Graves, from Noblesville, Ind. As grand-prize winners, Carlson and Graves each receive a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank. Winning entries were selected on the basis of creativity and originality, and entries from a total of two countries and 13 states in the U.S. were entered into the contest. To view Carlson’s unique and heartfelt artwork, click HERE. To view Graves’ creative and vibrant work of art, click HERE.
Children ages 12 and under were invited to participate in the 2020 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank, to thank essential workers and have an opportunity to win a scholarship made possible by STAR Bank. There were four coloring sheet designs available to decorate and submit into the contest. Coloring sheet designs each pay tribute to the heroes of today’s trying times. The 500 Festival will be delivering all submitted coloring sheets to Hoosier frontline workers across the state, including healthcare workers, educators, transportation workers, grocery store employees, and others. To view decorated coloring sheets that were submitted into the contest, click HERE.
“We’re thrilled to receive so many imaginative and creative artwork pieces that truly express the spirit of May in the state of Indiana and the community appreciation during these uncertain times,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “The 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank, has been a wonderful addition to fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. We’re grateful for the community support and all of the participation with the inaugural coloring contest and are so excited for frontline workers to begin receiving these coloring sheets.”
“Honoring Hoosier children and their creative achievements is at the heart of who we are as an Indiana community bank,” said Scott Bove, Regional President, STAR Bank. “STAR Bank is pleased so many families utilized this opportunity to express their appreciation for our educators and frontline workers through the 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest.”
You can learn more about 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank, here, or by searching #MayKickoff on social media.
About the 500 Festival
Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.