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Operation: Military Kids Seeks Entries For Annual Poster Contest

Burlington--To help recognize the service and sacrifices of military children, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension's Operation: Military Kids is sponsoring a poster contest in conjunction with April as the Month of the Military Child.

Any Vermont youth, military or civilian, 5 to 18 years old may submit a poster. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries with the winning posters featured on the Vermont OMK Facebook page ( and web site (

Entries for the Annual Month of the Military Child Poster Contest must be postmarked or received by March 17. Winners will be selected on March 24 and will be invited to the Vermont State House in Montpelier on April 1 for the Month of the Military Child Kick Off celebration.

Posters must be original artwork and fit on one 11- by 17-inch sheet of paper. Any medium may be used but designs must include the messages that April is the Month of the Military Child, and that children of military families serve, too. Artists should keep in mind that the color purple represents all branches of military service.

There is no fee to enter. Only one entry per person is allowed. Name, age, home address and branch of service of parent(s) or guardian(s) (if applicable) must be included.

Posters may be mailed to Operation: Military Kids, UVM Extension 4-H Office, 655 Spear St., Burlington, VT 05405 or dropped off at this address during regular business hours. To have the poster returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with proper postage.

Although originals are preferred, e-mailed copies will be accepted. Please send to

For more information, contact Stephanie Atwood at (802) 656-0346 or