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Alcohol, drug awareness subject of prosecutor's poster contest

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By The Staff

The Perry County Prosecutor's Office is excited to announce a poster contest open to all Perry County students from kindergarten through seventh grade. The contest theme is drug and alcohol awareness. Entries will be accepted through April 30.

Letters have been sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.

We have asked the schools to choose the four best posters from each grade level and submit them to the Prosecutor's Office for judging. Each poster submitted will then be judged by a member of the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee, a member of the local Fraternal Order of Police, the victims advocate, an employee from The Perry County News and myself.

So please turn your original design in to your teacher at school in order to be considered for any of the prizes.

Every student in kindergarten through seventh grade is invited to participate by submitting an original poster reflecting the theme.

Official Contest Rules:

All posters must be original.

Posters must be no smaller than 8 1⁄2 by 11 inches and no larger than 12 by 18 inches.

Posters must deliver a clear message about the theme.

Posters may include a slogan or message along with the picture.

Students may use any media including pencil, crayon, marker, watercolor, paint, chalk, ink, etc.

Students may use computers to design a poster, but must not use any material that has a copy right.

No names or identifying information about the student should be on the front of the poster. However, the student's name, school, grade level and teacher's name should be placed on the back of the poster.

First- , second- and third-place winners will be chosen from each grade-level group: kindergarten through second, third through fifth and sixth and seventh grades. There will be one grand prize winner chosen from all submitted entries.

The grand-prize winner's poster will be displayed on a billboard in Tell City during August.

Other prizes will be handed out to the top three winners from each group. The various prizes have been generously donated by the following businesses: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Tell City Bowling Center, Wal-Mart, Tell City Pool, Tell City Cinema, Pizza Inn, Papa John's, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Subway, Wendy's, R&A Sporting Goods, Hauenstein's, Team Central, Logo's, Wall's Drive-In, KFC-Taco Bell, Capers and Long John Silver's. We encourage all students to enter a poster with his or her own design. The winners will be announced May 7.

As prosecutor, I feel that it is my duty to help educate our students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. It is my hope that this poster contest will cause students to think about making appropriate and healthy choices. Good luck to everyone.