Health Department Launches Billboard Contest

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Health Department is inviting students to participate in the Safe Driving Billboard Contest.

The Tuscarawas County Health Department’s Safe Communities Program has been awarded a $2500.00 Safe Driving Grant from State Farm®. Officials explain that the purpose of the grant is to offer a Student Distracted Driving Awareness Billboard Design Challenge to all local high school students.

Through the generous support and partnership of Lisa Hoy and Lindsay Adam of State Farm®, the TCHD Safe Communities Coalition, Ms. Hoy, and Ms. Adam are challenging area high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Students are encouraged to create their own billboard artwork via graphic design, drawings, painting, photography, etc. A panel of judges will select the winning entries based on relevance, aesthetic quality, creativity, originality, and a strong distracted driving theme.  The winners will be selected and announced at a presentation assisted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the participant’s high school.

The two (2) winning entries artwork will be featured on Tuscarawas County billboards for everyone to see and on the Tuscarawas County Health Department website and social media pages. The students who creates the winning displays will receive a $250 cash prize and an additional $250 will be given to the high school attended by the students.

Official rules and participation information have been distributed to all the Tuscarawas County High Schools. The contest will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly Snyder, Health Educator, and Safe Communities Coordinator at 330-343-5555 X 182 or via e-mail at

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