Poster Contest Deadline Dec. 6

The Wellington Rotary Club has announced that the fourth annual Underage Drinking Prevention School Bus Poster Contest is underway and will culminate with an awards ceremony Feb. 17.

The contest is open to all Palm Beach County residents in grades K through 12 and is designed to promote a positive, alcohol-free lifestyle for youth, said Tom Carreras, a Rotarian and lead volunteer on the project.

“This is one of the many community service projects that the Rotary Club conducts during the course of the year,” he said. “This educational campaign is truly unique, as it brings the community together to help young people make healthy choices and avoid walking down the path of addiction.”

The contest is co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Adobe Corporation, the South Florida Fair, the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition and the School District of Palm Beach County. Last year, there were 1,333 entries from 55 schools.

The top 350 entries will be displayed during the South Florida Fair. Then, over 100 volunteers place the winning artwork on Palm Beach County School District buses for 60,000 students to view daily.

Prizes include software donated by Adobe Corporation and cash prizes to the top six winners — two elementary, two middle school and two high school students. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Dec. 6.

For more information about the contest, or to learn about volunteering for the project, contact Alexa Lee at (561) 844-5952 or