HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate young people on the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the state to participate in the 21st annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.
"The Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest gives educators and parents the opportunity to use art to engage young people in a dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking," said PLCB Chairman Joseph E. Brion. "Students can use their creativity to share their perceptions of the risks and the healthy alternatives available and share those messages with their peers."
A panel of judges will select approximately 50 entries and those students will be recognized at a ceremony in Harrisburg during Alcohol Awareness Week in April 2013. Of those artists, 13 grade winners will be selected to receive a $50 cash prize. The artists responsible for the top designs will receive a cash prize of $100 and their posters will be reproduced into posters, coloring pages and/or bookmarks.
Entries must be received by Nov. 16, 2012 and the winners will be announced in early 2013.
Last year, more than 500 students participated. Since the poster contest began in 1992, the PLCB has received more than 28,000 entries.
Contest guidelines are available online at www.lcb.state.pa.us, click on "Alcohol Education."
Questions about the contest should be directed to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board at 717-772-1432, or by e-mail to RA-LBEducation@pa.gov.
Media contact: Stacey Witalec or Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864
SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board