Month of the Military Child

Military Child


Spreading Joy Around the World Activity Contest

This month the Commissary recognizes our Military Children for their resiliency, support and most of all, courage to be strong for their parents who serve in the U.S. military. Throughout the month of April, your Commissary is having a drawing contest titled, “Spreading Joy around the world.” Military children in grades Pre-K-12 will have an opportunity to get a prize pack from us. All you need to do is click below on the MOTMC Activity Card to download yours, and once done drawing  or writing your story, drop off at your Commissary Customer Service. We can’t wait to see your adventures in color! 




Rules and Eligibility

Dependents who are 18 years old or younger of authorized commissary patrons are eligible. Each store location will have one winner in the writing category and one in the drawing category. There will be a total of two winners per store location. 

Two winners will be selected per store.

Employees and dependents of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to include members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren – or those living in the same household are not eligible to participate in the contest.

2.  Entrants may visit: and download the pdf. or visit the Commissary store Commissary Customer Service to obtain an Activity Card. Entries will be accepted at the Commissary Customer Service Office from April 1- 30, 2024.

3. Entrants for the contest will draw or write about a unique experience they had as a military child and submit it to the Commissary Customer Service Counter by April 30, 2024. Entries must include:

  • First and Last Name of the artist/writer
  • Age
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Parents must complete the enclosed photo release authorization form to display in the store if their submission wins.

    (Each store will determine whether the activity cards of the winners will be displayed).

Late entrants or entrants without complete information as noted above will not be accepted.

Each Commissary is responsible for selecting winners and contacting them by phone or email. Winners will receive a joy prize pack by May 31, 2024.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Limit one entry per child. By entering, you grant the Defense Commissary Agency and industry full rights to use all materials and information. All entries become the property of the Defense Commissary Agency and will not be acknowledged or returned. A copy of these rules and the activity card can be found at


Click here to read more about how DeCA celebrates Month of the Military Child.

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