Kid Governor Cristiano’s “Getting Fit 4 Fun” Statewide Poster Contest!

5th graders: submissions are due by Monday, April 1, 2024!

Kid Governor Cristiano is committed to promoting physical activity and ensuring that every 5th grader in Connecticut is taking steps to be physically active. To achieve the second point of his Getting Fit 4 Fun platform, Kid Governor Cristiano Almeida and The Connecticut Democracy Center are teaming up with the Department of Children and Families and CT Family Day on a statewide poster contest!

Cristiano invites 5th graders to submit artwork that answers the question:

In what ways do you and your family stay physically active?

Fifth graders: submit your artwork for Cristiano’s poster contest and inspire other students to stay physically active! Finalists’ posters will be shared in schools and facilities all around the state, and will also be featured on Cristiano’s blog!

Poster Contest Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024

Contest Rules

  • Open to all Connecticut 5th graders.
  • Artwork must be entrant’s own original creation, on 8.5”x11” white paper.
  • Colored pencils, crayons, paint, and markers are permitted – bold colors look best!
  • Digitally-created artwork is not allowed.
  • Must include at least one handprint (drawn or traced).
  • Original hard copies of artwork must be mailed to the following address and postmarked by the deadline: Connecticut’s Old State House, Attn: Ola Olamuyiwa, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

Permission Form

Completed Permission Form, art description, and a scan or photograph of artwork must be emailed or shared via Google Drive with by Monday, April 1, 2024.

Selection of the Winners

Kid Governor Cristiano, his Cabinet, and the Department of Children and Families will select twelve contest finalists and one winner. The contest winner and finalists will be announced in May 2024.

The finalists and winner will each receive a pass for a free tour (up to four people) at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, home of the Kid Governor® program!

The winner’s artwork will be shared with schools across the state. The winner’s artwork was also be displayed in the Kid Governor’s Office at Connecticut’s Old State House.