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The summer of 2011 was devastating for the nation in terms of severe weather, with injuries and deaths
from floods, tornadoes, and lightning. More recently, Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in
damage and left thousands without a home and or power. It is important not only for adults, but children
to know the dangers and risks during severe weather events and how they can be prepared during such
an event. For this reason the Iowa State Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (ISU
AMS) is sponsoring a Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. Below is more information on this
year’s contest, including official rules, poster tips, and flyers for distribution.
The contest is open to all elementary students in the state of Iowa (grades K-6), and will be judged on the basis of how well they can illustrate what they and their families can do to prepare for severe weather events in Iowa. Posters should convey a simple and straightforward message, with legible writing and bright/visible artwork to compliment their message. The winners of both categories (grades K-3 and 4-6) as well as honorable mentions will be displayed on the ISU AMS webpage and may receive recognition from local media.
Thanks for your interest, and if you have any questions please contact this years' poster contest coordinator: