AMARILLO -- The City of Amarillo is kicking off a 2013 Summer Poster Contest today centered on the Every Drop Counts theme.
Posters will be judged on quality of design, creativity and originality, content and reproducibility.
Winners will be selected from the following age groups (school year 2013-2014):
- K through 2nd Grade
- 3rd through 5th Grade
- Middle School
- High School
Winners will be recognized at the October 1 Amarillo City Commission meeting and their artwork will be reproduced in the Citys 2014 Every Drop Counts Calendar.
In addition to adhering to the Every Drop Counts theme, here are the general rules for the poster contest:
- The poster should be artistic, positive in approach, and focus on water conservation.
- Poster must be at least 11 x 8.5 inches, but not larger than 17 x 11 inches, and must be in a landscape (horizontal) layout.
- Poster may be submitted on paper or poster board.
- Must be students original artwork.
- No signatures on posters!
- No syndicated, copyrighted or clipart images.
- No computer aided or copy-machine poster entries.
- A completed entry form must be attached to the back upper right corner of each poster submitted.
- Reproducibility of the poster will be a factor in the judges decisions, so use good lettering, bright and high contrast colors.
Registration forms can be found on the Citys Every Drop counts website, at the Parks and Recreation department in Room 201 (second floor) of City Hall at 509 S.E. 7th Ave., and at each of the Citys five libraries. Entries can be turned in at any of these locations and must be received by Friday, August 30, 2013. City Hall will close at 5 p.m. that day. All Amarillo Public Library locations will be open until 6 p.m.
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