Hamden Youth Services 'Positive Choices' Billboard Contest

alisha martindale

This article originally appeared on the Hamden Patch

Registration Form Link: http://hamden.com/DocumentCenter/View/2112/Positive-Choices-Billboard-Design-Contest-Entry-Form

“Positive Choices” Billboard Design ContestTheme: Helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19Webpage:http://hamden.com/705/Hamden-Coronavirus-Prevention-Billboard-

The Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau, Hamden Public Schools and the Hamden Youth Network with support from TD Bank and Outfront Media, is sponsoring a Prevention Billboard Design Contest for youth that are Hamden residents.

The Billboards will be paid for by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Prize money provided by TD Bank Affinity Program.This contest is in support of the Hamden Youth Network’s prevention efforts to keep Hamden youth involved in positive activities and away from unhealthy choices.

Messaging should include the following: Clean your hands often. Avoid Close Contact. Stay home if you are sick. Cover coughs and sneezes. Wear a face mask if you are sick. Clean and disinfect. Inspire others to make positive choices.

ELIGIBLE ENTRIES: Must be submitted by a Hamden resident youth; follow required design specifications; and have an official entry form completed.

SUBMITTING YOUR DESIGN: Entries must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30th 2020. Completed forms and art work must be submitted electronically to Susan Rubino, Coordinator for Hamden Youth Services – srubino@hamden.com

DESIGN TIPS: Colors should be bold and show contrast and clarity.If words are used in the design (optional), no more than seven words should be used and font should be simple. No portrayals of drug use, keep the message positive. Designs should be simple and easy to understand in a short amount of time. WINNERSThree billboard designs will be selected by Monday, March 30th as winners by a judging panel.

1ST PLACE: The first prize winner will have their design displayed on three billboards throughout town and receive a $750.00 incentive.

2ND PLACE: Second place winner will have their design displayed on two billboards in Hamden and receive a $500.00 incentive.

3RD PLACE: The third place winner will have their design displayed on one billboard and receive a $300.00 incentive. Three billboard designs will be selected as winners by a judging panel of town and school officials, and community members. The first prize winner will receive a $750.00 prize and their design and message featured on at least three billboards. Second place winner will receive a $500 prize and their design and message featured on at least two billboards. Third place winner will receive a $300.00 prize and their design and message featured on at least one billboard. The billboards will installed May through September.