For grades 7-12
To draw attention to the devastating crime of arson, the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee (MAPC) and the Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IIAM) are sponsoring an Arson Awareness Poster Contest, open to students in grades 7th through 12th. The deadline to enter is March 15, 2012.
The contest, open to students enrolled in grades 7 through 12, is a joint effort by the two anti-arson groups to increase the public’s awareness about the devastating effects of arson in Michigan. Posters are judged on their illustration of the negative aspect of arson such as: fire deaths, injuries, job losses, community decay and moral destruction.
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Middle School (Grades 7-8) Hand Drawing; High School (Grades 9-12) Hand Drawing; and Computer-Generated Artwork (Grades 7-12). In each category, the first place winner will receive $250; second place will be awarded $150; and third place will receive $100. Each winner’s school will receive a matching cash award.
Posters must be approximately 15” by 20” and submitted on quality poster or illustration board. The work must be original and may be in any media with the exception of pencil, chalk, charcoal or glitter. For detailed rules, visit www.miarsonprevention.org.
Entries must be postmarked no later than midnight on March 15, 2012. To enter, send posters wrapped flat to Insurance Institute of Michigan, 334 Townsend, Lansing, MI 48933. For further information, visit www.miarsonprevention.org.