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Poster Contest

Who can enter: Typically 5th and 6th grade students in participating communities. To check if your community is involved in the contest, please ask your teacher.
Poster theme: Create a poster that conveys the message:

“Stormwater Matters”

Poster size: No smaller than 8.5”x 11” and no larger than 14”x 22”
Artwork must be original and done only by the student: Any art medium is acceptable, including charcoal pencil, crayons, colored markers, watercolors and paints.
Posters will be judged on: Clarity and persuasiveness of message, quality of work, creativity, compliance with the contest guidelines.
Judges: Posters will be judged by a community panel that will select a first, second and third place winner, and two honorable mentions.
Contest participant recognition: All poster entries will be displayed in a community location with recognition of winners. First, second, third place, and two honorable mention winners will receive an award certificate. Check with your stormwater community representative for full award details.
Entry submission guidelines: On a label supplied by your teacher or on a 4” x 6” index card, neatly print the information below and tape the label or index card firmly to the back of the poster in the upper right hand corner:
1.    Name
2.    Grade level
3.    Teacher’s name
4.    School name
5.    School address
6.    School phone number
Entry deadline: Check with your stormwater community representative.
 Poster must be mailed or hand-delivered to your stormwater community representative, or teachers may collect the poster entries and submit them for the students to the community representative by the contest deadline.
Communities that have participated in the poster contest include:
Acton, Adams, Ashland, Bedford, Billerica, Chelmsford, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Natick, Needham, North Attleboro, Northborough, Plymouth, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Wareham, Wayland, Westborough, Westford, Weston.

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