Liquor Control Board honors young artists

During a ceremony at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) recognized 46 students who participated in the 26th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest, part of Alcohol Awareness Month.

“The Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest is a great way for students across the commonwealth to show off their artistic talents and deliver positive messages that can influence their peers to avoid underage drinking and instead find fun, safe, healthy activities to do,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. “The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board commends these young artists, and encourages them to make smart choices as they go through life.”

In their winning designs, students focused on positive messages about the benefits of being alcohol-free and healthy alternatives to drinking, such as hobbies and extracurricular activities.

The PLCB will use the designs to create folders, notebooks, and magnets to distribute throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, grade winners will have their artwork reproduced in a calendar. Students who created the best pieces received cash prizes.

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Nearly 770 students from 15 counties participated in this year’s contest, using crayons, ink, colored pencils, paint, and computer-generated imagery to create their posters. Entries were judged on presentation and message. Since the poster contest began in 1992, almost 36,000 entries have been submitted.

This year’s winning posters were displayed in The State Museum of Pennsylvania from April 2 through April 5.

Berks County winners were: Angelle Rescigno, Grade 8, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Abby Norman, Grade 7, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Edyn George, Grade 8, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Jillian Avery, Grade 1, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School; Lauren Avery, Grade 1, Schuylkill Valley Elementary School; Dorothy Liu, Grade 6, Reiffton School; Lauren Bryant, Grade 7, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Damien Hoover, Grade 7, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Makayla Barrett, Grade 8, Tulpehocken Junior High School; Bradyn Erb, Grade 8, Tulpehocken Junior High School.