2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week
2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 24-28. The goal of the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign is to promote preparedness by all Floridians for all types of hazards.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will host the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, February 24 through February 28. The Division’s annual public education campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss severe weather with students and families. The Severe Weather Awareness Week events include a poster contest for Florida’s elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Florida’s middle and high school students.
“We are excited to once again host the Severe Weather Awareness Week contest, and look forward to the creative entries we receive,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “This week of events is an important tool to bring awareness about the severe weather and hazards Floridians may face and help to strengthen the culture of preparedness in our communities.”
Annual Poster Contest
The poster contest is to open to all Florida elementary school students in public, private, and charter schools, as well as those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should depict what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by February 1, 2014 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Contest winners will be announced Monday, February 17. For complete details on the contest and previous winners visit www.FloridaDisaster.org/swaw.
Annual Video PSA Contest
The video PSA contest is open to all Florida middle and high school students enrolled in public, private, and charter schools as well as those enrolled in home-school programs. Entries should be a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that incorporates a safety or preparedness message relating to evacuation planning or disaster supply kits. One winner will be selected from the middle school entries and one from the high school entries. The winning videos will be professionally re-produced for broadcast use by FDEM in their statewide public awareness campaign. Final digital videos should be submitted via the FDEM Video Portal at www.KidsGetAPlan.com. All entries must be uploaded by February 1, 2014. The top three finalists for each category will be announced Friday, February 7, 2014. Online voting will be open to the public from February 8 through February 28, 2014. The winners will be announced the first week of March.
2013 Contest Winners
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