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Internet Safety Poster Contest

Description
The Department of Technology is proud to be sponsoring the second annual Internet Safety Poster contest.    All entries must be original creations and must be in compliance with the established guidelines.

Winners will be chosen in each school building for the following levels:
                Kindergarten – Grade 2
                Grade 3 – Grade 5
                Middle School (Grades 6-8)
                High School (Grades 9-12)

Each of the school level winners will be submitted for city-wide judging. One (1) city-wide winner will be chosen from each of the following levels:
                Kindergarten – Grade 2
                Grade 3 – Grade 5
                Middle School (Grades 6-8)
                High School (Grades 9-12)

Contest Guidelines

  • All posters submitted must have an Internet Safety slogan.
  • The illustration(s)/photo(s) must be relevant to the poster’s Internet Safety slogan.
  • The poster can be either hand drawn or computer generated; and the poster must be submitted on paper that is at least 8.5 x 11 but no larger than 11 x 17.
  • Poster designs may not include use of commercial clip art, copyrighted characters, or magazine and newspaper illustrations.
  • Illustrations must convey a positive approach to Internet Safety.
  • Photos are allowed as long as the student has either taken the photo or is the subject of the photo.
  • A digital poster may also be created using Microsoft Office, Publisher, or any other software.
  • All submissions must be made through the student’s home school and be accompanied by an Official Entry Form that is to be taped to the back of the poster.
  • The student and the student’s winning selection may receive publicized recognition; therefore a Parental Consent for Participation Form must be on file at the school of each winner.

Contest Timeline

Entries will begin being accepted on Monday, December 15, 2008 at every school.  The deadline for entries being submitted is Friday, January 16, 2009.  No entries will be accepted after this date.

All schools will then choose their winning posters and submit them to Charlie Hinsch at the Department of TechnologyThe deadline for submitting school-level winners is Friday, January 23, 2009.

The city-wide winners will be announced on Friday, January 30, 2009.

Entry Form
All students are required to complete and submit an Official Entry Form, which is to be taped to the back of the poster being submitted.  Failure to appropriately complete the form will disqualify the student’s entry.

In the event a student’s contest submission is selected as a winning selection, the student and the student’s winning selection may receive publicized recognition; therefore all necessary and required forms, provided by Media & Communications must be on file with the home school.

Official Entry Forms can be picked up in the computer resource lab(s) and library in each school building beginning on Thursday, December 4, 2008.  A designated drop off area for all poster contest submissions will be determined by each school building.  Please see your school’s CRS or LMS for this designated location.

 Student’s Artwork
All school level submissions, with the exception of the city-wide winners’ submissions, will be returned to the student.

City-wide winners’ posters could possibly be permanently displayed and not able to be returned to the student.

 Judging Procedures
All entries will be judged according the following criteria:

  • Originality of slogan,
  • Creativity, originality, and relevance of illustration or photos to the slogan, and
  • Compliance to established guidelines.

School-level judging teams should consist of a minimum of the following members:

  • 1 CRS,
  • 1 LMS,
  • 1 Administrator

The City-wide judging team will consist of members of the Department of Technology.

 Recognition
All students that submit qualified entries will receive an Appreciation Certificate.

All City-wide winners will receive the following:

    • Winners Plaque
    • Recognition in the Beacon, and
    • Recognition in the Superintendent’s Report.

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