SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) and ABC 4 want to celebrate the heroes in Utah's schools and have created a League of Heroes to recognize these heroes for a chance to win Salt Lake Comic Con tickets for their entire school.
"Salt Lake Comic Con fans are known around the world for celebrating heroes. In April Governor Gary Herbert declared April 17, 2014 as Heroes Day. We want to continue this tradition and celebrate those students that make Utah and our communities a better place to live and play," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. "League of Heroes recognizes those students that are a shining beacon of light and hope in this world. And to celebrate those hero students we are giving them tickets to attend Salt Lake Comic Con."
All Utah based elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are eligible to win. Salt Lake Comic Con and ABC 4 will select five winning schools from across the state.
Nominees should tell us about the heroes in their school and why they should be recognized by Salt Lake Comic Con. Nominees need to post on the Salt Lake Comic Con Facebook wall or on our website with a message or video about the school being nominated and tell the story of why they should win. There will be five winning schools. Prizes include:
- One grand prizewinning school will win tickets for all the students and staff.
- There will be four (4) runners-up. Each runner-up will win tickets for their entire grade.
- Another 1,000 tickets will be awarded for staff picks for the unique entries
The deadline for submission is Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM MDT. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 201 4 at 11:00 am at the Salt Lake Comic Con kickoff press conference.
"Salt Lake Comic Con really appeals to students and they are some of our biggest fans. Kids that read comics learn valuable reading, science and technology skills that help them succeed in the world. They learn the difference between good and evil and what defines a hero. Comic book heroes serve as valuable role models that make a difference in life," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "Rewarding students for their heroic efforts is a natural fit for Salt Lake Comic Con and these types of actions are things we want to encourage."
Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 is September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake Comic Con's first event was the largest first year comic con in North American history. It's the largest event ever to take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This year's convention is expected to draw more than 120,000 attendees and promises to be the best show yet. To find out more about Salt Lake Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website.
ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, www.mediaoneutah.com, www.abc4.com/.
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