Forsyth County Fire Department Announces Seventh Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest February 24, 2017 Fire Department, Photo Fire Safety Poster Contest Contest open to local third-graders The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the seventh annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. “It is important that our youth are educated on fire safety and know how to protect themselves in the event of a fire,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “This poster contest is not only fun, but it also gives a child the opportunity to demonstrate what they know about fire safety.” The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters 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 One winner and one runner-up for each theme will be chosen by a panel of five judges. The three winners will enjoy a pizza party with their class and local firefighters. The three winners and three runners-up will receive the honor of having their artwork displayed in county buildings and will receive a certificate of accomplishment from the Forsyth County Fire Chief. Posters should be created 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, securely fastened to the back. Posters will not be accepted if they are on poster board. Students are encouraged to submit their own original designs and artwork. Clipart and copyrighted characters or logos will not be accepted. All artwork submitted becomes the property of the Forsyth County Fire Department and may be reproduced. Posters must be received by March 24 and should be submitted to the following address: Forsyth County Fire Department Attn: Public Safety Education Division 3520 Settingdown Road Cumming, Georgia 30028 The release form and other contest information can be found on the Fire Department page of the Forsyth County website. For additional information, email PublicEducation@forsythco.com or call (770) 205-4688.