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500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest  

The 500 Festival and STAR Bank teamed up to announce the 2021 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the contest. Entries will be selected on creativity and originality and the two grand prize winners will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500, courtesy of STAR Bank.


  Coloring Contest Rules  

Download Coloring Sheet


Entries must be submitted online or received by mail by Friday, April 30!

Email -

Mail - Entries can be sent to: Attn: Kickoff Coloring Contest, 46 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204

STAR Bank Branch – Click here to search locations.

The two grand prize winners will be announced during the 2021 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank. The 2021 event will be open only to the media, adhering to health guidelines, and will take place on Wednesday, May 5, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.  

You can follow STAR Bank and the 500 Festival on Facebook and use the hashtag #MayKickoff to join in on the fun! We're so excited to see your child's creative art designs! 


2020 500 Fest Coloring Contest Winners

 (submissions from last year)

Other Resources for Children and Families

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is a valued community partner that helps prepare today's students for a bright future. Click here for the elementary resource page for parents and educators. This page is updated weekly, sometimes daily, so feel free to check Junior Achievement of Central Indiana's website often for new tools.

Zoos and Museums

Local zoos and museums are providing amazing online content. Maybe you've already enjoyed the Cincinnati Zoo's Home Safari or the wholesome tweets from Tim at the National Cowboy Museum.

The Indianapolis Zoo is posting fun and educational videos on its Facebook page. Watch red pandas, dolphins, tigers and even take a virtual ride on the Kombo Coaster. If you desire more than the quick videos on their social media, the zoo is offering virtual visits on its website. You can watch real-time webcam feeds from many of the exhibits.

Similarly, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has posted fun videos and interesting trivia on their Facebook page. They are also posting educational videos on their YouTube page. Download their Nature Bingo game from their social media, and if you want to have a little fun with your next virtual meeting, they've even created some Zoom backgrounds that you can get from their website.

Science Central is posting entertaining science lessons on their Facebook and YouTube pages and curating educational content from NASA on social media.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis provides fun and interactives resources for families. Visit Museum at Home for educational videos and entertaining fun at home!