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Entries sought for Forsyth County fire safety poster contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — The local fire department invites third-graders in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools to participate in its sixth annual fire safety poster contest.

The posters — original designs and artwork — should reflect one of the following themes: Get low and go under smoke; Fire won’t wait, plan your family’s escape; Working smoke alarms save lives.

According to a news release from the fire department, one winner and one runner-up for each theme will be chosen by a panel of five judges.

The three winners will get a pizza party with their classes and local firefighters. In addition, the winners and three runners-up will receive certificates and have their artwork displayed in county buildings.

Posters should be on paper (minimum dimensions of 8.5 inches by 11 inches and maximum dimensions of 18 inches by 24 inches) with the required release form, which is available on the county website, fastened to the back.

Posters will not be accepted if they are on poster board. Clip art and copyrighted characters or logos are not allowed.

The deadline to enter is March 23. Submit entries to: Forsyth County Fire Department, Attn: Public Safety Education Division, 3520 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

All artwork submitted becomes the property of the fire department and may be reproduced.

The release form can be found on the department’s page of the county website, For more details, email or call (770) 781-2180.