Poster contest for K-12 students

In an effort to educate young people on the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the state to participate in the 21st annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.

A panel of judges will select approximately 50 entries and those students will be recognized at a ceremony in Harrisburg during Alcohol Awareness Week in April 2013. Of those artists, 13 winners will be selected to receive a $50 cash prize. The artists responsible for the top designs will receive a cash prize of $100 and their artwork will be reproduced into posters, coloring pages and/or bookmarks.

Entries must be received by Nov. 16 and the winners will be announced in early 2013.

Last year, more than 500 students participated. Since the poster contest began in 1992, the PLCB has received more than 28,000 entries.

Contest guidelines are available online at, click on Alcohol Education.

For more information, call (717) 772-1432 or email

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Episode 100 — The Finale

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Well, this is it Episode 100 is the final edition of the Phil Hardy comic strip, which was written by Edwin Alger and drawn by George Storm. Storm, as you read yesterday, continued working in comic books. Unfortunately, Edwin Alger’s life has been harder to track down.

Since this is the last Phil Hardy comic strip, why not consider making your own comic strip? In the image attached below, George Storm offers young artists a few tips on getting into the cartooning trade. If you want to draw some comic strips, send them to us, and we will post them here.

What’s next for Junior Dispatch’s “Time for Comics?” check back after Thanksgiving week for more details!

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