Hey Parents! Kids' Contest is Here!

Have them answer our question with an essay, video or drawing, and they might win $100.

In our seventh annual Kids’ Contest, Thrivent magazine wants to know from kids: How are you using the gifts God has given you—time, talents and treasures—to help others around you?

Your child can answer the question in one of three ways:

  • Create a drawing (mail in or submit online—see form below)
  • Write an essay (submit online only—see form below)
  • Make a video for YouTube (submit online only—see form below)

Here's what you (parents and kids) need to know:

  • Criteria & Guidelines
    1. Entries must address the theme: How are you using the gifts God has given you (time, talents and treasures) to help others around you?
    2. Entrants must be age 19 or older and the parent or guardian of a child who (a) falls into one of the grade categories below and (b) has created an entry on the contest theme. Employees and financial representatives of Thrivent are ineligible.
    3. Submissions can be a drawing, video or essay:
      1. Drawings must be done on an 8½ by 11 sheet of paper.
      2. Essays must be 300 words or less.
      3. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube.
    4. All works submitted must be original.
    5. All entries must include the child’s name, address, age and category (see below), and the parent/guardian name(s), email address and phone number. (Email address/phone number will be used for contact only in conjunction with the contest.)
    6. Only one entry is allowed per child.
    7. All entries will become the property of Thrivent. Entries will not be returned.
    8. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT July 15, 2018. Mailed entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2018. Late entries will not be considered.
  • Grade Categories

    Entries will be judged in five grade categories.

    • Category 1: Pre-K and kindergarten
    • Category 2: Grades 1 – 3
    • Category 3: Grades 4 – 6
    • Category 4: Grades 7 – 9
    • Category 5: Grades 10 – 12
  • Judging

    Up to 9 winners in each grade category will be selected by a team of Thrivent employees based on:

    • Ability to create a compelling message.
    • Ability to present the message (capture the contest theme) in a unique way.
  • Prizes

    Winners will be notified by Sept. 1, 2018. The top 3 drawings, 3 essays and 3 videos in each grade category (as applicable) will receive a $100 cash award and a certificate of recognition. All winning entries will be shared on Thrivent.com/contest and may be included, in part, in the December 2018 issue of Thrivent magazine.

Terms & Conditions and Media Release

The contest will be governed by the above Criteria and Guidelines, these Terms & Conditions and Media Release. No submission will be valid or accepted unless it is submitted by a parent or guardian with authority to act on the child’s behalf and unless that parent or guardian has read and agreed to the above Criteria & Guidelines, as well as the Terms & Conditions and the Media Release.

Submit your entry

  • All essays must be submitted online. Please fill out information completely and attach your submission.
  • All videos must be uploaded to YouTube and entrants must share the video url on the online submission form.
  • Drawings may be submitted online or they may be mailed. If mailing, be sure to download and include the entry and consent form entry and consent form (PDF) Mail to:
    Thrivent magazine Kids' Contest
    Thrivent Financial
    4321 N. Ballard Rd.
    Appleton, WI 54919-0001

Questions? Email boxmagazinecontest@thrivent.com


Protecting the privacy of your data is a responsibility we take seriously. View our Privacy Policy.

All fields are required

Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Format: email@example.com
The child is a Thrivent member or the child of a Thrivent member. (Membership is not required for participation in the contest and will not affect the outcome.)
Type of Entry: