JLE-NS Poster Contest for Children

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore announces poster contest for children in the community:

Winnetka, IL, Updated November 19, 2020– Poster contest for children emphasizes the theme of “Community”

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is kicking off a poster contest with a theme of “Community”.  The contest is open to children between the ages of 5 and 12 who live in North Shore communities.

Entries must be original hand drawn art and can be created from crayon, marker, watercolor, or paint and should be 8.5” x 11” size and should illustrate how the artwork fits with the theme of “Community”.

The deadline for submitting your artwork has been extended to 5:00 pm Central Time on December 7th.

Submissions can be emailed to COMMUNITYJLENS@gmail.com and must include a JPEG image of your original artwork.  Please keep your original artwork; Winners will be required to send in your original artwork.

Submissions must also include the following information:


Home Address (street address, city, zip code):



School enrolled in:

Phone number:

Student’s Email:

Parent/Guardian Name and Email:


The top three poster submissions will win a prize:

  1. First place: $200 check to a North Shore non-profit organization of the winner’s choice that supports children, youth, families or advancing employment and $75 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  2. Second place: $50 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  3. Third place: $25 gift card to Blick Art Materials

In addition, the winning posters will be printed and posted throughout the North Shore.  Winners will be announced on December 14th, 2020.

About the League:

The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore (JLE-NS) is a women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Since 1924, JLE-NS has contributed more than $3.2 million to Chicago’s North Shore community and its 275 members serve an area that extends from Evanston and stretches to North Chicago.  With an emphasis on advancing employment and supporting families, the JLE-NS fosters job readiness and promotes positive family development through projects such as their Thrift House resale shop located in Evanston, Job Readiness Day, Fitting Futures, Kitchen Tour, and through partnerships with local organizations, including Fill A Heart 4 Kids, Bernie’s Book Bank, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America, Books and Breakfast, Selah Freedom, and others.  The JLE-NS is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) with 291 Leagues globally.  JLE-NS membership is open to any woman with an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

For more information about the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore please visit www.jle-ns.org or call 847-441-0995.