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Middlesex County Poster, Poetry & Essay Contest

“Be Smart About Medicine”

CREATIVE EXPRESSION CONTEST 2018-19 RULES – please read carefully

1. All Middlesex County middle school students in grades 6 through 8 are eligible to participate -
one entry per student.
2. All work must be original and must focus on the theme of the use and abuse of prescription &
over-the-counter drugs and must include the phrase “Be Smart About Medicine”.
3. Submissions must be on one sheet of paper (one side only) and may be in written form (such as an
essay or poem) no more than 300 words, or a drawing no larger than 8 ½ “x 14” using any type of
media the artist chooses. (e.g. markers, colored pencils, crayons, collage, etc.). Submissions must
be flat – 3-dimensional work will be disqualified.
4. Computer generated art will not be accepted.
5. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Relevance, Clarity, and Impact.
6. Entries must be submitted by February 13, 2019 to the Student Services Office at HMS.
7. Participants must complete the entry form below and securely attach with tape it to the
back of their work. Entries received without an official registration form on the back will
not be judged.
8. Winners will be announced at a special recognition dinner. Finalists and up to three family
members will be invited to attend.
9. Winners will be recognized in the local press, and their work will be featured in Wellspring
newsletters and on the Wellspring website (
Please Contact Ms. Campbell or Mrs. Knable at 732.613.6845
Be creative and have fun!


Entry Form & Info Page are in the VIRTUAL BACKPACK.  CLICK HERE to go to the Virtual Backpack & download them!