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Poster Contest


Entries are now being accepted for the Bureau of Alcohol Education's 2017-18 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools. Students may enter through their schools, clubs, scout troops or individually.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. For additional information about submission dates, guidelines and prizes, please review the Poster Contest Guidelines and Entry Form.

The Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest is a creative and fun way for students to depict the positive alternatives to underage drinking, such as getting involved in sports, playing games or volunteering in the community, to name a few. By designing posters, students send an important message to their peers.

A panel of judges will select approximately 50 outstanding posters. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will contact the winning artists in early 2018 and recognize them at a ceremony in Harrisburg during April, which is Alcohol Awareness Month. Several students will receive $100, and one student from each grade (K-12) will receive $50. Some of the winning designs may be reproduced in various formats and distributed across Pennsylvania.

New this year, the PLCB is also providing a sample lesson plan, which educators are encouraged to use in guiding and teaching students about the dangers of underage drinking.  While optional, the PLCB hopes this is a helpful resource.

If you have any questions or wish to have your email address added to a poster contest electronic announcement notification list, please call  717.772.1432 or email