To commemorate National County Government Month in April, Monmouth County’s Constitutional Officers, County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, and Surrogate Maureen T. Raisch are inviting the County’s fourth graders to participate in the “My County” poster contest, sponsored by the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ).
Since the majority of fourth graders study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, all school principals in Monmouth County are being asked to have each fourth-grade student involved by creating his or her own poster. The posters created should depict special and unique aspects of Monmouth County and how they relate to County Government.
“As New Jersey’s fourth graders study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, the ‘My County’ poster contest helps students gain an understanding of what County Government does each and every day,” said Clerk Hanlon. “The design and content of the posters is up to the students’ imaginations, and I look forward to seeing some of Monmouth County’s best features depicted in this youthful perspective.”
Rules for the contest are as follows:
Posters must be on a standard 22-inch by 28-inch poster board.
The words “Monmouth County” must appear at the top of the poster in 4-inch letters with black marker.
The student’s name, teacher’s name and school must be printed neatly in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.
Posters must be delivered to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office at 2500 Kozloski Road in Freehold by Monday, May 2, 2022. Invitations to participate in the contest have been sent to all County school principals.
Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place winners. Nine posters will also receive honorable mentions. Each of the twelve posters will be individually displayed at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.
The poster contest is sponsored statewide by the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. All posters become the property of the Constitutional Officers Association and the County of Monmouth. Submission of a poster grants the Constitutional Officers Association permission to display a poster in public places.
For more information about the poster contest, please visit the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office website at mcsonj.org or call the County Sheriff’s Office at 732-431-6400 x1111.