Hoosier Youth Invited to Welcome the Month of May with the Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank

Hoosier Youth Invited to Welcome the Month of May with the Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank

Children ages 12 and under may enter to win a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank 


INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2023) – The 500 Festival and STAR Financial Bank today announced the launch of the 2023 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest. Children ages 12 and under are invited to enter the contest. The coloring sheet and entry form can be downloaded at 500Festival.com/Color. Entries will be selected based on creativity and originality.  


“There is nothing quite like seeing all of the Pace Cars lined up on Monument Circle for the Kickoff to May,” said Scott Bove, senior vice president/regional president of STAR Bank. “It is an honor for STAR Bank to sponsor this event, all while creating awareness around the Indianapolis 500 and engaging the creativity of Hoosier children through the state-wide coloring contest. It is a win-win for our community!” 


Two grand-prize winners will receive a scholarship of $500, courtesy of STAR Bank, and a free 1-year membership to the INDYCAR Nation Rookie Program courtesy of INDYCAR. Winners will be announced during the 2023 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank on Wednesday, May 3. The winning artists will be invited to appear on stage during the event and proudly showcase their creations.  

The Kickoff to May event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  

“May is such an exciting time in this city and we are thrilled to give kids a chance to use their imagination and participate in the Month of May festivities,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “It is incredible to see the creativity, talent, and pride of our young Hoosiers and their enthusiasm for the traditions of May.” 

To participate, kids can download and decorate the coloring sheet and complete the entry form found at 500Festival.com/Color. Alternatively, entries can be submitted to STAR Bank’s Monument Circle location or mailed to: Attn: Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, 46 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204. All entries must be received by April 8, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET. You can learn more about contest entry rules here. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email coloringcontest@starfinancial.com.

Learn more about 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank at 500Festival.com/Kickoff 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 while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering a 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 500festival.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

About STAR Bank 

STAR Financial Bank, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is committed to delivering quality financial expertise and distinctive banking solutions to exceed customer expectations. In addition, STAR Private Advisory offers private banking, investment and fiduciary services. STAR has grown to over $3 billion in assets with locations across central and northeast Indiana. For more information, visit starfinancial.com.