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Deadline March 17 for fire safety poster contest
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Third-graders in Forsyth County public and private schools, as well as those who are homeschooled, are invited to create posters that celebrate fire safety during an annual fire department contest.

According to Forsyth Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers, the event has “continued to receive a great response each year.”

“We look forward to hopefully receiving even more poster entries this year,” he said.

Three winners will be selected in the contest. Those students will enjoy a free pizza party with their class and firefighters.

In addition, the three winners and three runners-up will have their artwork displayed in county buildings.

In a statement, Fire Chief Danny Bowman said the contest is a great way to increase fire safety awareness while involving the community’s students.

“This poster contest is just one way we work to achieve our goal of preventing incidents from occurring through public education,” he said. “It serves as a great opportunity to engage our students in a very positive way.”

Posters should be created on paper with a minimum dimension of 8.5 inches by 11 inches and a maximum of 18 inches by 24 inches with the required release form fastened to the back. The form can be found on the department’s page at

Submissions on poster board will not be accepted, nor will those that use clip art or copyrighted characters or logos.

A panel of five members will judge the artwork, all of which becomes property of the fire department and may be reproduced.

Submissions must be turned in no later than March 17 to: Forsyth County Fire Department, Attention: Fire Prevention Division, 3520 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

For more information, email or call (770) 781-2180.