Coloring Contest: Bookwalter House

Looking for ways to be creative and pass the time? Join our coloring contest and show us how you would paint the Bookwalter House in Springfield, Ohio. This contest is open to all ages. We will periodically post our favorite entries on Facebook and Instagram, as well as the winners on June 27. Each winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Westcott Store (redeemable online or in person). Enjoy!

How to Participate:

  • You may download a printable copy of the Bookwalter House (Victorian style) here. If you have no access to a printer at home, you may request a printed copy by emailing Please don't forget to provide your mailing address with your email request.
  • Contest ends June 20, 2020. Entries must be submitted by the end of the day on June 20. Be sure to also check out our Westcott House Coloring Contest.

  • All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant. There are no restrictions on the colors or materials used. Entries will be judged based on creativity and overall artistic ability.

  • On June 27, we will announce winners in the Kids Contest (12 and under) and Teen/Adult Contest (13+). We will announce the winners by email, as well as on our website and social media. 

  • All submitted entries become the property of the Westcott House Foundation and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any purpose by Westcott without additional consent or compensation.

How to Submit:

  • You can submit your entry digitally (online upload, social media, or email) or by postal mail.
  • DIGITAL: Scan or photograph your masterpiece (front only) and post on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #WestcottColors. Or you can submit your piece via our website at We also accept pieces emailed to For children under 13, please include your child’s first name and note that it is for the Kids Contest when submitting via social media or email.
  • MAIL: Complete the form below and mail to: Westcott House, 1340 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505. Please give yourself plenty of time if you are mailing the piece to assure that we receive it before the deadline.


Call to Action:

Please consider purchasing our coloring book here. We will include the coloring contest form in your order and the best thing is: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this coloring book will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank serving Clark, Champaign and Logan counties. They serve so many, addressing the most urgent need. We encourage you to visit their website or their Facebook page to learn about many ways you can help.


About Bookwalter House: Built in 1875 for Francis and Mary Bookwalter, it was designed by Franklin H. Penfield in the popular French Second Empire style. This house is recognizable for its large central tower, which served as Francis' observatory and also housed Springfield's first official timepiece.