Friday, November 30 is the deadline to submit entries for the ninth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest.
The School District of Palm Beach County Single School Culture Initiatives, Transportation Services, and the Department of Communications and Engagement are collaborating with the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition (PBCSAC), Hanley Center Foundation, Michael Joseph Brink Foundation, South Florida Fair, Rotary Club of Wellington, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida SADD and MADD to address underage drinking by sponsoring the Contest.
Alexa Lee, Director of Programs at PBCSAC, says that the newest data shows a more than 15 percent reduction in underage drinking in the last 10 years, pushing the instances of underage drinking to an unprecedented low, thanks to the support of programs like this one.
Once again, the competition will include a video contest category in which one $500 scholarship will be offered from the Michael Joseph Brink Foundation. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to poster entries provided by Hanley Foundation and the Judy Carreras Scholarship.
The top six posters (two elementary, two middle, and two high schools) and scholarship winners’ work will be displayed on school buses throughout the District, and select semi-finalists will be featured at the 2019 South Florida Fair. The six finalists will receive a $100 gift card. All entries are eligible to receive one of two $50 gift cards.
Schools can participate by:
- Promoting the contest and encouraging students to submit an entry by November 30.
- Encouraging students, teachers, staff, and parents to participate in the online voting period from December 24-28 at www.pbcbusposter.org.
- Visiting the semi-finalists’ entries at the South Florida Fairgrounds from January 12 – 28, 2019.
- Volunteering to post the winning posters inside school buses at the February 8, 2019 community event.
Contest rules and the contest entry form are available at www.pbcbusposter.org.