Shivani Nelson won last year’s contest for best wrapping paper. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Hey, kids, get out your paint and crayons, your markers and colored pencils. It’s time again for The Washington Post’s kid readers to create memorable holiday gift wrap as part of the Weekend section’s annual contest.

The contest is open to all kids age 12 and younger. Entries will be judged in the following categories: 6 and younger; 7- to 8-year-olds; 9- to 10-year-olds; and 11- to 12-year-olds.

The deadline for entries is November 26. A panel of judges will choose 12 finalists based on creativity and execution. The finalists will have their work published online, and Washington Post readers will vote for the winner. The winning design will be printed in Weekend on December 21 as a sheet of gift wrap.

Your parents can find the complete rules for entering the contest at
. If your parents or teachers have questions, they can ­send an e-mail to with “wrapping paper contest” in the subject field.