This year the contest invited the area middle and high schools to participate by creating posters or writing public service announcements about the dangers of underage drinking,.
The overall winner of the poster contest is North Knox student Tali Boyles. She says she wanted her design of a heart rhythm going flat to be simple, yet effective.
Boyles’ poster will now be printed and distributed in the coming year through out the community.
The winner of the PSA contest was Ainsley Rodrick, also of North Knox. Rodrick’s PSA will air on WVUB and WFML.
Rodrick says she loves to write, and to win this year’s contest is an achievement she’s proud of.
Project coordinator Tina Hidde says there isn’t a better way to reach young people than through their peers.
Other poster finalists recognized last night were Maylee Shelton of North Knox Middle School, South Knox’s Bethany Williams, Lincoln High School’s Levi Donnelly and Brianna Page won the PSA contest for North Knox.
The contest is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Knox County, Children and Family Services, Local Coordinating Council for a Drug Free Knox County and Vincennes University Broadcasting.