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January 29, 2013

Tornado poster contest open to students

NORMAN — Oklahoma students are invited to participate in the National Tornado Summit Poster Contest.

The contest, sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau, encourages artistic expression and raises public awareness of severe weather safety. Winners will receive gift card prizes, with first-place winners of each division receiving a cash prize for their schools.

“It is inspiring to include children in a fun, creative way to help communicate the importance of preparing for severe weather in our state,” said John Wiscaver, National Tornado Summit co-chair. “The value of the National Tornado Summit is significant to all ages, and we look forward to seeing the students’ work while giving back to the education system.”

Contest participants are divided into three divisions: Division I — kindergarten and first grade; Division II — second and third grades; and Division III — fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Students may use crayons, markers, pens, pencils and magazine pictures.

Posters should depict how individuals, families and communities prepare for tornadoes and severe weather. Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, neatness, subjectivity and overall effect. Posters are available for download at www.tornadosummit.org by clicking on E-Tools.

Gift card prizes will be awarded in each division: First place — $100; second place — $75; and third place — $50. An additional cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the school of each first-place winner.

All posters must be received by March 1. Posters can be dropped off at any Oklahoma Farm Bureau office or mailed to factor 110 at 706 N. Broadway Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102, Attn: Poster Contest.

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