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Commissioners looking for young artists, authors

LOCK HAVEN — Put on your thinking caps and get out your crayons, colored pencils, markers, and ink pens.

The Clinton County Commissioners have a special project for all students who are looking for something interesting and worthwhile to do while staying at home, unable to go to school or participate in the activities they enjoy because of COVID-19.

The only requirement is that you are a student in Clinton County.

The commissioners are challenging students in grades K-4 to color and create their best art piece of Clinton County. An outline of the county will be provided. Students can include their own drawings and map features. Being creative is encouraged.

For students in grades 5-12, the challenge is to come up with the best slogan for Clinton County — one that reflects what you believe makes the county unique and best represents the identity of Clinton County.

And here’s the most important part of the contests — the prizes.

In the coloring contest, one winner in each grade K-4 will receive a new Learning Tablet. All entrants will receive a certificate.

For the older students, the top three winners in the slogan contest will receive a Chromebook. In addition, the winning slogan will be used on the county’s new website and on county correspondence for years to come. All entrants will receive a certificate.

Prizes are sponsored by CS McKee Investment Managers and M&T Bank.

Coloring contest

“We want you to capture what makes Clinton County a special place. Using the provided coloring sheet, feel free to add drawings, map features and anything else you think makes our home unique.

“Our coloring contest is an excellent opportunity for students in grade K-4 to learn about their county and be creative. During this time of change in our education delivery, Clinton County Government wants to help through this thought-provoking and rewarding activity. We encourage all student to participate and promote active citizenship and pride in our county,” the commissioners said.

Judging will be based on creativity and originality. Contestants must use the sheet provided.

Slogan contest

“A slogan or motto is a great way to quickly describe a county’s style or personality. We want you to capture what makes Clinton County a special place.

“Our slogan contest is an excellent opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to engage in the democratic process, learn about their county and be creative. During this time of change in our education delivery, Clinton County Government wants to help through this thought provoking and regarding activity. Clinton County Government wants to help through this thought-provoking and rewarding activity. We encourage all students to participate and promote active citizenship and pride in our county,” the commissioners said.

Judging will be based on creativity, grammar,originality and spelling.

The slogan should be a short (3-8 words) catch phrase that can focus on the people or the place, but represents what makes Clinton County an amazing place.

The contest starts Friday, May 1, and the deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

Winners will be announced at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 1, at the commissioners’ regularly scheduled work session.

The county will own the rights to the winning entries. All entries may be used on the county’s website.

All entries must include: Student’s name, grade, school and teacher, and parent contact information.

Send all entries:

• By mail: Clinton County Commissioners Coloring Contest or Clinton County Slogan Contest at 2 Piper Way, Suite 300, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745

• Scan and email: color@clintoncountypa.com or slogan@clintoncountypa.com

For information and rules visit www.clintoncountypa.com.

If you have questions, please call 570-893-4113 or email slogan@clintoncountypa.com or color@clintoncountypa.com.

The maps to color are available to be printed off school websites, on Facebook, on the county’s website or for pickup at The Express office, 9 W. Main St., Lock Haven, where the maps will be inside the front door.

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