Just as it has for decades — four, to be exact — the annual “Oh, You Turkey!” coloring contest drew thousands of entries. The long-held Thanksgiving Day tradition had kids across the metro area sharpening their crayons and their creativity, breaking out the glue guns and the glitter.

This year, our judges were representatives from Olive & Co., a Minneapolis-based design, branding and marketing strategy agency. They studied each entry, debated their merits, and finally settled on the nine winners, three in each age category.

Thank you to all who took part, and congratulations to our winners.


Ages 4 and under

First place: Cedar Schoch, age 2

Second place: Moxie Moen, age 3

Third place: Hattie Loving, age 4


Ages 5-8

First place: Shelby Nicole McNatt, age 8

Second place: Weston Moeller, age 8

Third place: Brecklyn Geister, age 6


Ages 9-12

First place: Aaron Clapp, age 9

Second place: Avery Durfee, age 9

Third place: Aevaleen Hesse, age 9