A statewide poster contest is being sponsored by Texas State Representative James White and Texas Hospitality Association (THA). The contest goal is to help fight underage drinking and to promote alcohol responsibility. Four 2017 graduating high school seniors will be awarded $10,000 in educational scholarships.
A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Texas high school senior who submits the best poster conveying the message or theme: “If you are under 21, it’s illegal to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas.”
There will be a $2,500 scholarship for the student who places 2nd, $1,500 for 3rd place, and $1,000 for 4th place.
In addition to receiving scholarships, the winning students will have their posters used in a statewide alcohol awareness campaign.
Rep. White’s office released a statement saying "I am very excited about involving Southeast Texas high school seniors in developing a message that will combat underage drinking and remind all Texans of the need for alcohol awareness," said Rep. White. “I encourage Southeast Texans to apply for this opportunity every year and look forward to seeing what entries they submit this year.”
2017 Texas high school seniors are eligible to enter this contest. The news release states that “artwork must be an original design that is either electronically generated, hand drawn, or photographed. Entries must be received by May 5, 2017.”
For more information and contest rules visit www.texashospitalityassociation.com or contact Rep. White’s office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.