The only difference between adventure and disaster is preparedness.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Being Prepared is A Bright Idea Drawing Contest!

The Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management and Cowlitz PUD is excited to announce our Prepare Fair “Being Prepared is a Bright Idea” Drawing Contest! The contest invites kids ages 5 to 12 to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters such as earthquakes, floods, wildfires, etc. The contest also encourages kids and their families to take action to prepare!

 We are looking for a creative drawing or design that shows how kids and their families can either prepare for a disaster or how they could help others after a disaster. The picture could represent an idea such as creating an emergency plan or an action such as “drop, cover and hold.” One winner will be chosen out of each age group. The contest is for kids ages 5 to 12.

There will be two age groups: ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 12. The Grand Prize Winner from each age group will have their drawing featured on the advertising for Prepare Fair and will win a gift bag. The runner-up from each age group will receive a gift bag. The top ten drawings from each age group will be prominently displayed at the Fair. All drawing submissions must be received by August 31st to be considered for selection. Contest winners will be announced on September 3rd and Prepare Fair flyers will be printed shortly after. To receive an application packet with all of the information, please email Jennifer at

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