TOMS RIVER – What do you think of when someone says “Ocean County”? Maybe you picture the greenery of the Pinelands or the charm of the Jersey Shore. Now is your chance to vote on what best depicts Ocean County by participating in the “My County” Poster Contest.
In recognition of April as National County Government Month, Ocean County residents are encouraged to cast their ballots for the poster they believe best depicts the qualities of Ocean County.
“Once again we will be reaching out to the public through social media to participate in choosing the best posters in the “My County” Poster Contest,” said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella, who coordinates the annual contest. “We host this contest in recognition of National County Government Month to promote awareness of the work accomplished by New Jersey’s 21 counties.”
You will have your chance to vote for the poster you like best out of the final 10. The posters were narrowed down from an original 56 posters created by fourth graders from all over the county. Out of the final 10 posters, four will make it to the top.
Residents can view the posters on the Ocean County Clerk’s Facebook page or at oceancountyclerk.com. The posters also can be viewed in the Ocean County Clerk’s Office, in the Ocean County Courthouse, 118 Washington St., during regular business hours.
Voting is open from April 23 to April 30. The four posters receiving the highest number of votes will be the first, second and third place and honorable mention winners.
“The fourth graders did an outstanding job creating posters that show the many aspects that make Ocean County a great place to live,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the County Clerk’s Office.
Meet the winning student artists as they are recognized at a presentation during a meeting of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in May at the Ocean County Administration Building.
“This is a great educational experience for our fourth graders. It provides them with an opportunity to learn about Ocean County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines. “We look forward to meeting the winners and congratulating them on their outstanding work.”