Souvenir Program Contests

Help us make this year’s Nutcracker EXTRA special, by participating in our Souvenir Program Contests! This year, we’re having 4 contests that you can submit your original artwork to, for your chance to be published in our Special Souvenir Program!

Submitting is free, open to all ages, and supports this magical production! So please submit if you can.

Submit to the contests here!

New: Nutcracker Game Jam (Another way to submit, if you’d prefer—and a great way to get feedback on your work!)

  • Coloring Contest

    Nutcracker Souvenir Program - Coloring Contest

    All types of visual art accepted.
    Submit up to 5 pieces.


  • Crossword Contest

    Nutcracker Souvenir Program Crossword Contest

    All print-based games accepted.
    Submit up to 5 puzzles.


  • Trivia Contest

    Nutcracker Souvenir Program Trivia Contest

    Nutcracker jokes/riddles also accepted.
    Submit up to 10 question/answer pairs.


  • Writing Contest

    Nutcracker Souvenir Program Writing Contest

    All writing styles/genres accepted.
    Submit up to 5 pieces.


More Contest Information

Submissions close on November 15th. This will give our team enough time to choose winners and format it into the program.

These contests are open to all ages. 

These contests are free to enter, so you will not be charged a fee for submitting to any/all of them.

Please keep submissions family friendly. This is a family production, after all.

Please keep the dimensions of the program in mind when submitting. The program is only 8.5 x 11 inches big—standard printer paper sized—so anything over that we will not be able to publish (even if it’s awesome!).

Support the Nutcracker!

Santa Cruz Dance Guild (the International Academy of Dance) has been putting on the Nutcracker for years now, and we’re so excited to make this year extra special! Thank you for supporting our production, and we hope that these Nutcracker Souvenir Program Contests are a fun way for you to do that! If you’d like to purchase an ad in the program, or become a sponsor, we also appreciate it 🙂