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Crime Stoppers Poster Contest Starting Now

Web posted on November 26, 2014

Students in the County of Wellington and the City of Guelph are invited to take an interest in crime: by designing the new Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington Student Program Poster.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington, the Student Poster contest is open to City of Guelph and County of Wellington students in Grades 6 to 12. The contest is to develop a poster for the school community that will spread the word of Crime Stoppers' anonymous, confidential crime reporting process. The winning entry, which will be announced at the end of January, will receive $500 cash, and a $25 gift certificate for Wyndham Art Supply of Guelph. The announcement will wrap up Crime Stoppers Month.

"Students and youth are significant members of our community," said Program Coordinator Sarah Bowers-Peter. "Not only do we want to educate them on how to report crime in their school community, but to be comfortable using Crime Stoppers when they become adults."

"We are excited about getting the youth in our community involved in helping to promote the program. Students have an avenue to report crime both within their school community as well as outside and potentially earn a reward at the same time," stated Mark Hasson, chair of the Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington Board of Directors.

"The Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington is pleased to sponsor the Student Poster Contest created by Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington. The decision to support this initiative was based on its' fit with one of Rotary's core values: 'Will it be beneficial to all concerned?'. The Guelph Wellington community will certainly benefit by having its youth more empowered and engaged in the topic of crime prevention and resolution," stated Drew Hughes, Community Service Chair for the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington.

Students interested in participating can print off contest details located on the Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington website, or check in with their School Resource Officer either Guelph Police Service or Wellington County OPP Constables assigned to each school.