So they went in haste…

The District of Eastern North America (DENA) presents the 11th annual Christmas Card Contest, open to middle school students in 7th and 8th grades, as well as all high school students in grades 9-12.

The card will be sent to the Brothers and their communities, schools & ministries, DENA leaders, and other Lasallians throughout the District.


This year’s theme is based on “The Nativity of the Lord” from Luke 2:15-20

When the angels went away from them to heaven,
the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
to see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God 
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.

Submission Guidelines

Art due: Friday November 15, 2019

Email your final digital entry to

  • Artwork considered for the cover of the Christmas card should match the spirit of this year’s theme
  • The artwork should fit the final dimensions of 5″ x 7″ (horizontal or vertical)
  • Student entries should be submitted electronically as print ready, high resolution images (300dpi at actual size)
  • Please include the student’s name, age, grade, school, and art teacher name with the entry

The contest winner’s artwork will be posted on the DENA website during the month of December, along with a headshot photo and short biography. Please contact DENA Communications Director Mr. Philip De Rita with any questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for encouraging your students to participate, as well as encouraging their artistic abilities!

2018 Christmas Card Art Winner and Entries >