Entries accepted in children's theater contest

PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Company and Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, are now accepting entries to the kids’ contest, “Imagining the Naughty List."

This co-sponsored event is being held in conjunction with the upcoming Festival 56 production of an original children’s play, “The Naughty List,” by Laura Brigham. It is designed to expose kids to some of the activities that are involved in staging a play, and to spur their interest in seeing this particular live production.

“The Naughty List” tells the story of the sorrow consequences of an elf behaving badly, and how Santa straightens the whole thing out. Contest entries consist of age-graded opportunities for kids to imagine, before they’ve seen it, the actors, set, plot and script of the play, expressing their ideas in language and/or art.

Contest semi-finalists will be chosen in each of six entry categories, and will receive two tickets to a performance of the show. Heartland Bank will award a grand prize, consisting of a $50 savings account to the entry selected as best across all categories.

Entry booklets are available at the Grace Center box office, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton, at Heartland Bank and Trust, 606 S. Main St. in Princeton, and online at www.festival56.com. Entries must be returned to the Grace Center no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 10.