LINCOLN – The 2021 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest is under way. The Nebraska Association of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, the Nebraska National Guard, and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency are all sponsors of the contest.
All third graders enrolled in a Nebraska public or private school are eligible to participate. This also includes home schooled third graders. Teachers and schools should have students participate in the contest, while teaching them about the dangers of severe weather.
Tornadoes, lightning, and flooding are the most common themes chosen for the contest.
First-place through third-place prizes were donated by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management. Those prizes are gift cards of $125, $100, and $75, respectively. The person who creates the fourth-place poster will receive a $50 gift card, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Winners will be invited to the State Capitol in March. There will be award presentations at the Capitol and recognition from the Governor.
The posters need to be done on an 11” by 17” sheet of white paper, with a one-inch border. February 11, 2021 is the deadline for entry. The full list of rules and local Emergency Directors can be found at www.naem.us or visit Welcome | Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. For additional information, contact a local Emergency Management Director.