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02/14/2017 - 2017 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest

The springtime severe weather season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the annual 2017 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The poster contest is open to all fourth-graders who are being home-schooled or are in Nebraska public and private schools. Teachers are encouraged to have students participate while teaching them about hazards of severe weather in Nebraska. While not specifically designed to promote tornado awareness, tornadoes are the most common theme chosen for posters. Lightning and flooding are also good topic choices.
The first-place winner in the state contest wins a $125 gift card. The second-place winner receives a $100 gift card and third-place winner receives a $75 gift card. The fourth place poster winner will receives a $50 gift card sponsored by the National Weather Service.
Entries must be related to the theme of severe weather safety and will be judged on originality, effort and accuracy. The posters should have a clear preparedness/weather safety message included. The slogan is as important as the art. All entries must be on an 11" x 17" sheet of white paper providing a 1 inch border to allow for matting the winning posters. Any medium may be used (crayon, paint, markers, etc.). Only one entry is allowed per pupil and no joint entries (posters by more than one person) will be accepted.
All entries must be received by the local emergency management director/coordinator on or before February 14, 2017. A list of directors/coordinators can be found at http://www.naem.us or http://www.nema.nebraska.gov. Remember to allow enough time for mailed items to get where they need to be.