Indiana Children Welcomed to Showcase their Creativity with the Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank

Indiana Children Welcomed to Showcase their Creativity 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 5, 2024) – The 500 Festival and STAR Financial Bank announced the launch of the 2024 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest. The contest invites children ages 12 and under to participate. The coloring sheet and entry form can be downloaded at Winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality.  


“As excitement builds leading into the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500, it is an honor to partner with the 500 Festival to formally kickoff the month of May,” said Scott Bove, SVP, Regional President at STAR Bank. “Not only is the weather changing and Monument Circle starts to buzz with activity, but we also get to take part in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Partnering with the 500 Festival and supporting communities across our state is just a small example of why STAR Bank is truly Indiana Born for Indiana Banking.” said Bove.  


The two grand prize winners selected 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 2024 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank, on Wednesday, May 1. The two winning participants will be invited to present their winning entries on stage at Kickoff to May.  

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

“To give kids the chance to experience the Month of May with something that is exclusively theirs is very special to see,” said Bob Bryant, President and CEO of the 500 Festival. “It’s remarkable to see the effort, creativity, and skills from these Hoosier children and their excitement for the spirit of the 500 Festival and Indy 500.”  

Kids can download their coloring sheet, as well as complete the entry form found at 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, 2024, by 12:00 p.m. EST. To learn more about the contest entry rules, click here. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email

Learn more about 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank at 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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, andInstagram.  

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