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SCCUDD to hold 2nd annual grade 7-12 prom/graduation billboard contest

The Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking (SCCUDD) is holding its 2nd annual billboard contest for Schuyler County students’ grades 7 through 12.  All students attending Odessa-Montour Central School, Watkins Glen Central School, and Bradford Central School are eligible, including homeschool students residing in Schuyler County.

The contest is for substance abuse prevention messages with a “Prom or Graduation” theme.  The winning billboard will be displayed during the months of May and June 2022.

Billboards created must have a message that informs, persuades, or states facts about substance abuse pertaining to teens and graduation and/or prom. Topic substances could include marijuana, alcohol, nicotine/tobacco/vaping, and/or prescription drug abuse or illegal drug use and how it is harmful to youth. The message can be about one, or all of these topics/substances.

Students are encouraged to look up facts and statistics and gain knowledge of why these substances are harmful to youth. Students are encouraged to be creative and think about a message that would reach youth. They are also encouraged to NOT use scare tactics.

Billboard ideas will need to be submitted by April 11, 2022. Those Billboards that are accepted will be displayed on the SCCUDD Facebook page and be voted on by the public. Voting will begin on April 12, 2022 and end April 15, 2022. The Billboard with the most votes will be announced the following week.

“Last year’s winning entry was not only creative, but personal to them, which made it special in the first year of the contest.  We are very much looking forward to seeing the entries this year.” stated SCCUDD Project Coordinator Ward Brower.  The 2021 SCCUDD 7-12 Billboard contest winner was Matt Irwin, a 12th grade student and Race car driver from Watkins Glen, whose Billboard warned of the dangers of drinking and driving was displayed on Rte 14 in Montour Falls from May-June last year.

Information regarding contest rules or entry will be provided at each school’s Main office or people can contact SCCUDD directly at 607-535-8140.