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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Sarpy third graders invited to participate in the Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest

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Sarpy County third graders are invited to submit severe weather awareness posters to compete in the Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest.

Entries are due to the Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency on or before Friday, Feb. 10. The top three posters in the county will be forwarded to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to be judged against posters from other Nebraska counties.

Contest rules are:

1. Poster artists must be a third-grade student in any Nebraska private, public or home school. Sarpy County students or residents should mail their submissions to the Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency (1210 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 1310, Papillion, NE 68046-2848) or dropped off at the Sarpy County Clerk’s Office located in the Sarpy County Administration Building (1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, NE 68046).

2. Entries must be related to the theme of severe weather safety and will be judged on originality, effort and accuracy. The posters should have a clear preparedness/weather safety message included. The slogan is as important as the artwork. All entries must be on an 11" x 17" sheet of white paper providing a 1-inch border to allow for matting the winning posters. Any medium may be used (crayon, paint, markers, etc.). Only one entry is allowed per student and no joint entries (posters by more than one person) will be accepted.

3. Each entry must include the information found here.

Please note: Schools with more than three entries should hold a vote to select their top three posters. Each school should only send a maximum of three posters.

Any questions can be directed to Tandra Sudman with the Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency at or 402-593-5794.

Below is Gretna Elementary School's Mary White, who received 2nd place in the 2022 Nebraska Emergency Management Agency's Severe Weather Awareness Week Poster Contest. Mary's poster was called "Be Prepared: Storms Pop Up Anywhere." Mary and the other winners traveled to Lincoln to receive their awards from Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Emergency Management Director Irv Portis and Sarpy County Emergency Management Director Jesse Eret. 

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