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December 16, 2009

The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is sponsoring a Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, open to all students currently enrolled in fourth or fifth grades. 

Posters must illustrate how people should prepare for severe weather, such as tornadoes, floods, snowstorms, severe cold,and thunderstorms in Michigan.

The first place winner will receive a $200 U.S. Savings Bond; second place will be awarded a $100 U.S. Savings Bond; third place will receive a $75 U.S. Savings Bond; and honorable mention will be awarded a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. 

Posters must be approximately 15" by 20" on quality poster or illustration board, and work must be original, in any media except pencil, chalk, charcoal or glitter. 

The artist's name, grade and telephone number, along with the name, address and telephone number of the student's school, and art instructor (if any), must be on the back of the poster.

Entries must be postmarked no later than midnight on Feb 1, 2010. To enter, send posters wrapped flat to National Weather Service, 9200 White Lake Road, White Lake, MI 48386.  For further information, contact Lori Conarton at the Insurance Institute of Michigan, 517-371-2880, or Rich Pollman,248-625-3309, ext. 726.