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LEPC hosts Block Party poster contest for high school students

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Last year’s LEPC poster contest winner

   The Matagorda County Local Emergency Planning committee (LEPC) will host the LEPC Block Party (formerly known as the Community Safety and Preparedness Expo) that gives citizens and families an opportunity to meet local emergency management team and first responders. 
   The LEPC is hosting a poster contest for high school students in conjunction with the Block Party April 21, at the Wharton County Junior College — Bay City Campus.
   Theme: Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
   Artwork size: White paper 8.5” x 11”. No poster boards.
   Grade Level:9th -12th grades
   Identification: Print the following information on the back of the artwork using a #2 pencil
   • Student Name
   • School Name
   • Grade Level
   • Teacher’s Name 
   Artwork/Sketch: Artwork can be in color or black and white. The artwork should relate to the theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Be sure that all sketches and/or artwork are legible for printing purposes. Computer generated art will not be eligible for judging or prizes.
   The LEPC has two mascot costumes: “Bee Ready” the honey bee and “Wally Wise Guy” the turtle. It is not required, but students are encouraged, to incorporate these characters into their artwork. 
   LEPC Deadline: Please turn artwork in by Wednesday, March 21, to the Matagorda County Emergency Manager at 2200 7th Street in Bay City, TX 77414.
   Prizes: One grand prize poster ($200 gift card) will be selected from all entries submitted. First ($100 gift card), Second ($75 gift card) and Third ($50 gift card) place prizes will also be given. 
   Winners will be announce at the LEPC Block Party on April 21, 2018 at noon. It is desirable that winner attend to claim their prize and take a picture for the newspaper. Students will be notified in advance that they have placed but not told the specific ranking.   

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