Sabine Parish Supports our Creative and Talented Children and Youth

The Sabine Prevention Alliance partnering with the Town of Many and The Sabine Drama Club is sponsoring an art contest for elementary, junior high and high school students in the Parish. Students may enter a 14” X 22” poster depicting the SPA’s tag line, “Keeping our children and youth Safe, Sober and Successful”. The art medium can be in pencil, pen, magic marker, or tempera paint and can show how students can keep themselves safe, sober and successful at home, school, in the community and/or with peers. Posters will need to be judged FIRST at each school level with first, second, and third place winners for each grade category of Elementary, Jr. High and High School.

Selected first, second and third place winning entries from each participating school, will NEED TO BE DELIVERED TO MANY CITY HALL c/o Mrs. Suzanne Williams no later than February 11th at 4:30pm. All artwork will be on display for the public to view during regular hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., during the following week.  Each piece of art must have the student’s name, teacher’s name and school printed in the upper right corner on the back side of the artwork. Judges will be looking at not only artistic quality but also how well students portray the protective factors such as the people, places, activities, and interests in their lives that help keep them safe, sober and successful.

A group of local artists have volunteered to judge the posters from each grade category and they will select an overall first, second and third place winner from Elementary, Jr. High and High School entries to represent the creativity and resilience of Sabine Parish’s children and youth. Local art lovers, businesses, agencies and youth advocates have donated prize money for our judges’ selections; however, ALL entries will be published on social media and the local news to recognize our talent in Sabine Parish.  Prize money will be awarded in the following amounts:

Elementary First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20

Jr. High First: $75, Second: $50, Third: $25

High School First: $100, Second: $75, Third: $50

Any individuals, groups, businesses, or anonymous patrons that would like to contribute to this contest can contact Mrs. Suzanne Williams at 318-715-4963 or 256-4019 or email suzannewilliams05@gmail.com. Any children and youth needing assistance in obtaining poster board and/or art supplies can contact Chandra White at SPA, 318-315-0081 or James Wagley at 318-602-9206. Contributors will be recognized in any publications regarding this contest. This is a great way to reach out to our children and youth to help them stay safe, sober and successful. For more information on the SPA, go to Facebook / Sabine Prevention Alliance or www.sabineprevents.com or call 318-315-0081.


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