UPDATE 1/8/21 - The deadline has been extended to Jan. 19!
The Cherokee County School District is sponsoring two contests to seek students’ help in encouraging mask usage among their classmates.
CCSD students in grades 6-12 are invited to create and enter a short public service announcement-style video that educates students about the benefits of mask usage by students at school, and students in grades K-12 are invited to design and enter a poster promoting the same message. Entries for both contests are due Jan. 19 and will be judged for message, quality and creativity.
For the video contest, one winner in Grades 6-8 and one winner in Grades 9-12 each will win a $300 Amazon gift card, and second place will win a $100 Amazon gift card. For the poster contest, one winner in each division - Grades K-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 - each will win a $150 Amazon gift card, and a second-place winner in each division will win a $50 Amazon gift card. Prizes will be funded using donations from CCSD Partners.
The winning videos and posters will be used in CCSD schools and on CCSD websites and social media to promote student mask usage.
“We are home to many talented young artists and know that they will produce outstanding entries to help us in our campaign,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said, noting that CCSD in 2019 enlisted students in a similar campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of vaping. “We look forward to seeing their ideas as to how to spread the message that mask usage is beneficial to our schools and expected in our schools.”
Contest rules are listed on the fillable entry forms posted online here for the poster contest and here for the video contest.