Media Release: Community Living Huntsville launches 2023 Holiday Card Drawing Contest for young artists

A boy seated at a desk with markers and paper starts to draw a picture.

Community Living Huntsville invites North Muskoka community members ages 12 and under, like Dawson Hobbs (pictured), to create artwork that captures the holiday season’s warmth, joy, and festive spirit for its 2023 Holiday Card Drawing Contest. Photo provided by the Hobbs Family.

North Muskoka – Calling all young artists in North Muskoka!

Community Living Huntsville invites community members ages 12 and under to participate in its 2023 Holiday Card Drawing Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the not-for-profit’s official holiday card in December and the artist will receive a prize of $50 Downtown Dollars:

“Each holiday season, we send a card with custom artwork to community members, supporters, and partners in gratitude of their commitment to growing a more inclusive community with us. This year, we invite children ages 12 and younger to participate in a friendly contest that could see their drawing featured on our 2023 card,” says Jennifer Jerrett, Community Engagement Specialist for Community Living Huntsville. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for young artists to showcase their creativity, celebrate the spirit of the season, and participate in their community – while we see the magic of the season through the eyes of a child.”

The contest theme is “Holiday Magic”. Participants are encouraged to draw a picture that reflects the holiday season’s warmth, joy, and festive spirit. Artwork, either hardcopy or digital, must be created on a plain white background and should fit onto 8.5-inch by 11-inch letter-sized paper. The winning entry will be chosen based on creativity, originality, theme, and overall look.

Entries must be submitted, either by email to or in person to Community Living Huntsville at 99 West Road, Huntsville, by October 31, 2023, before 4:00 PM. Participants must complete and submit a consent form with their entry. Find the contest rules and consent form at

Community Living Huntsville is a not-for-profit, registered charity that supports and advocates alongside more than 300 people with developmental disabilities, and their families, to live, work, and play in unique and purposeful ways in North Muskoka. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.