For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2012
‘My County’ poster contest
open to fourth graders
Monmouth County Clerk urges participation
FREEHOLD, NJ – Spring is the season when New Jersey’s fourth graders study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum.
Monmouth County’s Constitutional Officers – County Clerk M. Claire French, County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters – are inviting Monmouth County’s fourth graders to help showcase what they like best about Monmouth County by having the students create posters that fit the theme “My County.”
“The design and content of a poster is up to a fourth grader’s imagination,” French said. “The artwork can depict something special and unique to Monmouth County including county government. I look forward to seeing some of Monmouth County’s best features depicted in this youthful perspective.”
Rules for the contest are straightforward:
- Posters must be on standard 22-inch by 28-inch poster board
- The words “Monmouth County” must appear at the top of the poster in 4-inch letters with black marker.
- The student’s name, teacher’s name and school must be printed neatly in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.
“The best part of this poster contest is that our local fourth graders can gain an understanding of what county government does each and every day,” County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters said.
“The county is responsible for public safety, road maintenance, jails, mortgages and deed recording, voting procedures, protection of the rights of minors, parks, libraries, and much more,” Golden said. “Our county winners always impress us with their knowledge of the county and their ability to relay their thoughts artistically.”
Posters must be mailed or delivered to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office no later than Wednesday, April 25 at 33 Mechanic St., Freehold, NJ 07728.
Invitations to participate in the contest have been sent to all Monmouth County school principals. Information about the contest is also available on the county Web site.
First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected and receive prizes. Nine honorable mention posters will also be selected. Each of the winning posters will be displayed for a period of one month in the County Clerks’ Office.
The contest is sponsored statewide by the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey to commemorate National County Government Month in April.
Constitutional Officers Association members in each of the New Jersey’s 21 counties will select a winning poster from the entries in their county.
All posters become the property of the Constitutional Officers Association and the County of Monmouth; selected posters may also appear on a published calendar. Submission of a poster grants the Constitutional Officers Association permission to display a poster in public places.
For details about the poster contest, log onto www.visitmonmouth.com or contact the County Clerk’s Office at 732-431-7324, Ext. 8742.
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