Nebraska Youths Are Encouraged to Enter Poster Contests


The 2013 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest is asking for submissions from all fourth-grade students in Nebraska.

The contest, sponsored by Nebraska Association of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, is part of the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week effort produced by emergency management directors/coordinators across Nebraska.

The "First-place" winner in the state contest wins a $125 gift card; "Second-place" winner receives a $100 gift card and "Third-place" winner receives a $75 gift card. The "Fourth" place poster winner will receive a $50 gift card. In addition, all four winners will receive a NOAA "All-Hazards Weather Alert Radio" from the Saline County Emergency Management Agency.

Contest rules and other information can be found at the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management Website.Poster Judging will take place March 1 by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management and representatives from the National Weather Service and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

Kids also have the opportunity to participate in an agricultural poster contest as well.

The state Department of Agriculture is now accepting submission for the 10th annual NDA Agriculture Week poster contest. The theme for this year's contest focuses on the role of farmers and ranchers.

Winning entries will be featured on the agency's website and potentially in promotional materials.

The contest is open to students currently enrolled in first through sixth grade. Three age divisions will make up the contest.

The entry deadline is March 1. Winners will be announced later that month.