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Drwaing Competition

Sons of Norway's
Sons of Norway is a fraternal benefit and cultural society dedicated to preserving Norwegian heritage in North America and strengthening the ties between North America and modern Norway. Vegas Viking Lodge was organized May 16th1992. President is Erik Pappa.
Las Vegas Viking lodge and lodge member Christian Schoyen are sponsoring a drawing competition for children in 1st to 5th grade in Elementary Schools in Las Vegas, NV. The competition is in honor of the Norwegian Viking Leif Erikson, who was the first European to discover America. To nurture Leif Erikson's Viking spirit in the children growing up in Las Vegas, the four elements, which also represent the most important Viking traits, are to be covered in the drawings of Leif Erikson and his men's voyage to America; Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness.

Who can participate: The contest is open to all Las Vegas children in grades 1 through 5 in elementary schools.

What to draw: The drawing needs to be about the Viking Leif Erikson and his men traveling to America. The four key words to be integrated in the drawing are; Imagination, Vision, Collaboration and Fearlessness.

Format of drawing: The size of the work submitted should be 8 ½-by-11-inch or
11-by-17-inch paper. Any medium is allowed in creating the drawing.

Deadline: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. No submissions to be postmarked later than this date, which is the official deadline.

Where to submit: Postal address for submissions is Att: Christian Schoyen, Leif Erikson drawing competition, 1930 Village Center Circle #3 - 211, Las Vegas, NV 89134. All entries must include the child's name, address, grade, home phone and school.

Prizes: Awards for each grade group are: 1st Place, $100 gift card; 2nd Place, $50 gift card; and 3rd Place, $25 gift.

Jury: There will be a jury selecting the winning drawings, which will be presented on on Monday, December 21st, 2015. All participants will be contacted with an update of the outcome.

For questions related to competition: Contact us at

Press contact: Erik Pappa, President of Sons of Norway's Vegas Viking Lodge; 455-3548,
395-7917 or
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