2015 Severe Weather Awareness Poster Competition
Sponsored by OhioCommittee for Severe Weather Awareness
Competition dates: January 1 - April 16, 2015
Deadline to enter: April 16, 2015
Youth must be enrolled in grades 1-6.
Contest Dates: January 1 – April 16, 2015
National Weather Service contact offices must receive entries postmarked by April 16, 2015.
The purpose of the OCSWA poster contest is to acknowledge students who have demonstrated through their artwork an understanding of the dangers of severe weather that typically affects Ohio, and how they can protect themselves and others from these dangers.
Participating schools must forward their first-place posters (grades 1-6 and individualized education) to their regional National Weather Service offices by April 16 (NWS regional offices are listed at the end of the contest rules). In early May, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness will judge all regional posters and choose the grade-level state winning posters, and the overall state winning poster. Schools will be notified of their regional winners by late May; all regional winners will be invited to the Ohio State Fair for an awards ceremony to be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Ohio State Fair.
All regional winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Ohio State Fair on August 1, 2015, which begins at noon in the Rhodes Center. The state-level winners and overall state winner will be announced near the end of the ceremony.
All regional winners and their parents or guardians will receive tickets to attend the awards ceremony at the day at the Ohio State Fair on August 1, 2015. The students will receive a host of prizes, certificates and awards. State-level winners will receive additional prizes. The overall winner will receive even more prizes along with a personalized trophy. And, the overall winner’s school will be loaned a “traveling trophy” to be displayed during the school year.
Judging Guidelines and contest rules
All information about the poster contest, including guidelines and rules, is available online at http://1.usa.gov/1IDtE3i.
Kelli Blackwell, Ohio EMA – 614.799.3694,