FLORENCE – Pinal County Attorney’s Lando Voyles proudly announces the kickoff of the 23rd Annual Pinal County Attorney’s Office 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest.
The 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest is designed to educate and engage Pinal’s youth on the importance of remaining drug free now and throughout their lives and is open to all 6th Grade students in Pinal County.
Of the top 60 submissions, which will receive name recognition on the calendar, six judges will determine the top nine and those nine students will be treated to a pizza party with County Attorney Voyles! From the top nine chosen, judges will then decide the grand prize winner, T-shirt winner and bookmark winner.
What prizes are at stake? The Pinal County Attorney’s Office will provide the Grand Prize winner’s class with a field trip!! Another student’s poster will be printed on T-shirts and another student’s put on Bookmarks, both of which will be given to each participating student and distributed throughout Pinal County! Finally, along with the Grand Prize, the T-Shirt, and the Bookmark Winners’ Posters will be an additional 6 posters chosen to be recognized all year as they will be featured on the 2014 Pinal County Attorney’s Office Anti-Drug Calendar!!
Principals should have received general information on the contest in the mail this week or last and additional information regarding the contest will be sent to Pinal schools in the coming weeks. Sixth grade teachers already aware of the contest and who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact the Pinal County Attorney’s Office in order to receive guidelines and the supplies required to participate.
All posters are due to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. No exceptions.
Pinal County Attorney Voyles said, “Promoting drug prevention and education in a fun and rewarding manner engages our youth. With students working with parents and teachers to complete posters, we hope they take the time to talk with their children about the risks and negative effects of drug use. This poster contest lends itself to many educational opportunities and I proudly continue this 23-year-old tradition in this County.”
For more information on the 2014 Pinal County Attorney’s Anti-Drug Poster Contest, please contact Deborrah Miller at Deborrah.Miller@pinalcountyaz.gov.