Illustration by Jack Pollock

Do you have mad crayon/coloring/artistic skillz? Are you between the ages of zero years old and dead? Then by all means enter the Mercury's Easter Cover Coloring Contest! We've designed a black-and-white version of the upcoming Mercury Easter cover, and all you have to do is color it in. Even better? The best/most artistic entry will be proudly displayed on our April 9 cover and the artist will win $200 cash money!

HALLELUJAH! And, oh sweet arisen Christ, it's so easy!

• Download a high-res copy of our upcoming cover by clicking here.

• Print it out, and color the shit out of it. Use whatever medium you like, including crayons, acrylics, watercolors, chalk, the sacrificial blood of our Lord Jesus Christ... WE DON'T CARE! (Okay, maybe not snot, urine, or poop.)

• Mail your cover (flat, not folded) in a 12" x 15.5" envelope to "Easter Coloring Contest" c/o Portland Mercury, 605 NE 21st Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232.

• If you're a techno-nerd, you can also send a high-resolution digital file (300 dpi) to or send it to our flickr group

• This competition is open to ALL AGES! The deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 3, at 5 pm!