A Reading Wonderland

Who:      The Junior League of Corpus Christi, H-E-B, and the Art Museum of South Texas, along with 20 area youth groups
What:     Register your school to compete in the 11th annual tree-decorating contest
When:    Nov. 16-18, 20: 10am – 6pm, Nov. 19: 10am-7pm (decorate trees @ AMST) / Dec. 12, 10am – 2pm (Free Family Day)
Where:   Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas  78401
Why:      To give students, teachers and families in the Corpus Christi area the opportunity to foster a love of reading
and to promote critical thinking and creativity through exploration of award-winning literature and illustrations

Eligibility: All interested parties must by affiliated with a Coastal Bend area school/youth or homeschool organization such as a particular classroom or grade level, a boy or girl scout troop, student council, 4-H Club, etc. Twenty (20) school and three (3) alternates will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested?  Fill in your information below and submit. Please see additional information below the form.

Christmas Tree Forest Contest Submission Form

  • Please designate the school name and/or organization (as you would like it to appear in signage) that will be decorating the tree. For Ex: Jane Smith Elementary School Art Club
  • Book List

    Please review the lists from the drop-down menus below and give us your first, second and third choices of book (3 separate lists). We will make every effort to accommodate one of your choices, but it is not guaranteed. We will inform you if none of your choices are available.
  • Please review this list and select your FIRST choice of book.
  • Please review this list and select your SECOND choice of book.
  • Please review this list and select your THIRD choice of book.

To verify that your entry has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email immediately, in most cases, and absolutely no later that the next business day. If you haven’t heard from an AMST representative within this time frame, please call 361.825.3504. Entries will be accepted until all slots are filled. Each school must complete their tree by 6pm on 11/20 to be ready for public viewing on 11/21.

Each school/youth group will be provided with a 7ft. artificial, pre-lit tree and a $100 H-E-B gift card for decorating supplies. You are NOT restricted to this $100; additional supplies may be purchased. The majority of your school’s decorations should be hand-crafted. Voting runs from 11/21 through 12/16.  Museum visitors will be able to vote during visiting hours. The top 3 winners will be contacted on 12/17, and $75, $150, and $300 H-E-B gift cards will be awarded.  All trees will be donated to families in need in the area.







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