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For Release: December 4, 2008
Contact: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Office of Child Abuse Prevention Announces 2nd Annual Poster Contest

All Oklahoma students in grades K-12 are invited to enter a calendar poster contest depicting positive images and illustrating the theme “It only takes a minute to make a difference in the life of a child.” The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH) Office of Child Abuse Prevention, and the Child Abuse Prevention Month Action Committee are sponsoring the contest. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City will select an impartial panel of judges to judge the poster contest.

Entries must be received by Feb. 27, 2009. Contest winners will receive prizes and have their entry on public display at the State Capitol on Child Abuse Prevention Day, Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Each participating school will hold its own contest and submit one winning poster from each grade. For example, each elementary school will have one winner from each grade K-5; each middle school will have one winner from each grade 6-8; and each high school will have one winner from each grade 9-12. Students should check with their school office to see if their school is participating in the contest.

There will be 13 state winners selected and their calendar entries displayed at the State Capitol on April 14, 2009. All entries submitted will receive a certificate of participation and additional prizes will be awarded to the 13 winning entries.

For more information about the poster contest, contact Linda Wise or Chris Fiesel at the OSDH Office of Child Abuse Prevention at (405) 271-7611 or send e-mail to LindaKW@health.ok.gov or ChrisF@health.ok.gov.

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