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Fourth Graders Reminded of ‘My County’ Poster Contest Deadline

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By Press Release

COURT HOUSE – The Constitutional Officers of Cape May County are sponsoring their 28th annual “My County” Poster Contest open to fourth-grade students countywide.


According to a release, Sheriff Robert Nolan, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, and Surrogate Dean R. Marcolongo sponsor this annual event to bring awareness of the function of county government to fourth graders, who regularly study the topic as part of their curriculum.


The object is for the student to depict his or her concept of what is unique about Cape May County and how it relates to county government.


“We encourage students to think about what is special about Cape May County government and draw it,” Fulginiti stated, “This year’s national theme is ‘Counties Matter,’ highlighting how counties help to improve people’s lives every day.”


Any poster drawing that relates to any aspect of Cape May County or county government is acceptable. 


“Past contest winners have been highly creative with posters depicting our county’s coastal, agricultural, marine and recreational venues as well as the important county government services our citizens rely upon.”


The Constitutional Officers have notified the county’s elementary schools of the contest. Many fourth-grade teachers encourage their students to create posters for the contest as an in-class project. 


Other students create their posters at home. Students are eligible to submit only one entry per student. Group entries are not accepted in this contest.


Twelve winning posters will be selected by a panel of independent judges. The winning posters will be displayed in the Court House Lobby during April to commemorate County Government Month. 


Those winning posters will be featured on a 2021 color poster calendar distributed to the winners and 2021 fourth grade class. All 12 winners will receive a tote filled with items and a personalized mug. 


The first-place winner will also receive a $100 gift card plus a pizza party with his/her homeroom classmates.


Second and third-place winners will each receive a $50 gift card. There will be nine honorable mention winners. 


All 12 winners and their families, friends and school personnel will be invited to participate in the My County Poster Contest Awards Ceremony, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the Cape May County Superior Court Facility.


The guidelines for the poster contest are:


Eligible participants: Fourth-grade students from Cape May County. The poster drawing must be entirely the work of the student.


Poster size and paper type: 22″ X 28″ – White poster board


Format: Cape May County must appear in 4″ black letters at top of poster. 


Poster must depict student’s concept of what is unique about Cape May County and how this relates to county government. 


Student and teacher name, as well as the name of school, must be printed on the back of the poster. 


Do not use three-dimensional objects glued to the poster.


Deadline to submit entries: Feb. 28, before 4:30 p.m.


The decision of the judges is final.


Entries must be delivered to 


Rita Marie Fulginiti, County Clerk

7 N. Main St.

Cape May Court House, N.J. 08210




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