Meth Coalition Has Poster, Literary Contest Open To Students

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Using the theme of “What does a Drug Addict Look Like?” the Gila County Meth Coalition has announced the second annual poster and literary contest for this fall.

All Gila County students between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible to participate in either competition. All works must be original, so engage your imagination and put it down on paper.

Each entry must be accompanied by the competition entry form which will be distributed in all the schools as well as be available at the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Economic Security and the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs in both Globe and San Carlos.

Using the above mentioned theme, each student may either write a literary composition of a short story, essay or poem or do a visual expression rendering of what the artist thinks a drug addict would look like.

There is no entry fee, and prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in each category. In addition, the winning compositions will be displayed at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts during November.

Essays and short stories are limited to 4,000 words and poems to 40 lines. All written entries must be original. No written competition is to have any form of plagiarism and should not demean or defame anyone living or deceased.

Posters should be no larger than 24x30 and may be composed of various media: water colors, pen and ink, oils, charcoal, photography or any combination. They may even be computer generated if that is the form the artist prefers. A panel of judges will decide the winner. Contest deadline is Oct. 15.

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