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Red Cross seeks coloring contest entries from area youth

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To celebrate National Child Passenger Safety Week, the American Red Cross is holding a coloring contest.

WHO CAN COLOR: Children in grades pre-kindergarten through third are eligible to submit original artwork. Any teacher in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Mason or Stark counties can have his/her class participate.

WHAT TO COLOR: The child’s original artwork must depict the importance of using an age-appropriate child passenger safety restraint (car seat, booster seat or seat belt). A slogan can be added to the drawing.

The picture must be colored and drawn by the child. (However, if there is any writing on the drawing, it may be made legible by a parent or teacher for children in grades pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.)

JUDGING AND PRIZES: One winner will be selected from each grade level (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second and third). Their drawings will be put on posters and placemats to be distributed during National Child Passenger Safety Week, observed September 14-20, 2014.

Also, one overall winner will be chosen. The overall winner’s class will receive T-shirts featuring the child’s artwork and school name.

HOW TO ENTER: Entries must be postmarked February 13, 2014. For entry forms, please call Marie Dietrich at 677-7272, Ext. 7232 or email Marie.Dietrich@redcross.org.