Kiosk Poster Contest

March 1st - May 31st, 2017

CRFD Spring 2017 Kiosk Poster Contest - Update:

We received no poster submissions at all, despite advertising this contest here on our website and at our district kiosks. It is unclear at this time if we will venture to try another such contest in the future, when our residents may be more interested (and less pre-occupied with getting on with life after the long, snowy winter we had this past year). For now, the KA500 All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio that was donated for the Spring 2017 Kiosk Poster Contest prize has been re-homed elsewhere.

The original information about the Spring 2017 Kiosk Poster Contest follows below.




Previous posters at our south valley kiosk have included the following:

(Point to or tap any small thumbnail image on the left to see a larger version.)

South Colestin valley Kiosk & Fire Danger Level Sign South Colestin valley Kiosk & Fire Danger Level Sign
Fall 2015: The NFPA's smoke alarm poster, Hear the Beep Where You Sleep! Fall 2015: The NFPA's smoke alarm poster, Hear the Beep Where You Sleep!
Winter 2015-16 FEMA poster, Be Smart, Take Part, Prepare! Winter 2015-16 FEMA poster, Be Smart, Take Part, Prepare!
Spring 2016: Uncle Sam We Want You - Be a Volunteer Firefighter! poster by CRFD volunteer firefighter Rory Dwyer Spring 2016: Uncle Sam We Want You - Be a Volunteer Firefighter! poster by CRFD volunteer firefighter Rory Dwyer
Fire Season 2016 poster: Wildfire Happens. Does Your Home Have Defensible Space? Fire Season 2016 poster: Wildfire Happens. Does Your Home Have Defensible Space?
Later fire season 2016: CalFire's If You Fly, We Can't poster Later fire season 2016: CalFire's If You Fly, We Can't poster
Fall-Winter 2016-17: FEMA's Don't Let Your World Go Up In Smoke (home fire safety) poster Fall-Winter 2016-17: FEMA's Don't Let Your World Go Up In Smoke (home fire safety) poster
South Colestin valley Kiosk poster space: Your Poster Here? South Colestin valley Kiosk poster space: Your Poster Here?

Do you have an idea for a kiosk poster ?

We would like to encourage new ideas for posters for our district’s south kiosk by inviting our Hilt, Colestin or Mt. Ashland fire district community residents and/or property owners to contribute their own poster artwork.

The winning poster will be displayed during the year ahead in the time period most suited to its theme, along with an author-credit notice in the kiosk case. (Posters are up for display for two months on average.)

The person who submits the winning poster will also receive a KA500 All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio (see below).

By holding this contest, we hope to include the talents and artistry of people in our district who may not have participated in the district in other ways, as well as including those who have and do.

And hopefully, we will also get a number of posters that, with their authors’ permission, we’ll be able to use at future points when their themes are most relevant, increasing the diversity of our postings at the kiosk.


Contest Rules:

The start date for accepting poster entries for this contest is March 1st, 2017. The contest will be open for approximately 90 days; the closing date for accepting entries will be May 31st. No entries will be accepted after May 31st.

Participants must be Hilt, Colestin or Mt. Ashland fire district community residents and/or property owners. (If your full-time address is in Nova Scotia, you do not own property here and are visiting a friend for only 3 weeks, your entries will not be eligible to be considered.)

Poster content should be a combination of an image and a corresponding slogan, and may contain a limited amount of additional information. (Remember, posters on the south kiosk are primarily intended to be readable by drivers as they pass by the kiosk.)

The poster theme can be anything from fire prevention, fire season preparation, creating defensible space, wildfire safety, home fire safety, general or seasonal emergency preparedness, and any other fire safety educational theme relevant to our fire district’s essential purpose.

Please note: We are a public agency: poster content must be acceptable for a general audience: no expletives, non-discriminatory, non-political, etc. We reserve the right to reject any entries that do not respect this standard.

Copyright issues: Poster entries must be fully original OR have permission(s) from any sources of borrowed slogans and/or /images unless they are free to use in the public domain. For instance, if a poster includes fire safety information from Firebreak News, that use of that information should be permissible for fire safety educational purposes by its source, Firebreak News. (When in doubt, query the source and ask.) A reference to the source of the information at the bottom of the poster in at least 12-point size print may be required, and is always a good idea. Original entries (not requiring other content copyright acknowledgement) may be signed by the author.

Images should be set up for printing on a canvas or document with dimensions of 22 inches minimum to 24 inches maximum width by 30 inches minimum to 36 inches maximum height. Images should be finalized (flattened) and ready to print in high resolution (300 pixels per inch resolution minimum or an average total pixel dimension size of about 25 to 30 MB minimum in an image program).

Poster entries should be emailed to us as JPG images here through our website c/o the webmaster. Please note, the (usually compressed) email file size should be under 10 MB. (If for any reason your attached files do not go through, email the webmaster with that information and you will be provided an alternate email to send to us through.)

There is no limit to the number of poster submissions from each person that will be accepted. However, please do not send many huge files to us all at once (!). If you have more than a few to send, please stagger the send times so we have time to manage receiving the files and avoid system crashes.

All poster entries will be held securely until the May 31st end date. Our five-member Board of Directors will decide upon the winning poster at its Board meeting in June. (Poster entry images will be provided to them without the names of contestants, to prevent any possible bias in deciding the winner.)

The person who submits the winning poster will also receive a KA500 All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio (details below). This is a new-in-the-box Kaito Voyager Solar & Crank Weather Alert MultiBand Radio with cell phone/Iphone & MP3/Ipod charger, USB port, LED flashlight, SOS emergency light, and much more. (Does not include an AC adaptor or 3 ‘AA’ batteries.) The winner will be contacted to arrange prize receipt.


According to FEMA’s website, “Organized by FEMA, the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the Nation’s alert and warning infrastructure. It provides an effective way to alert and warn the public about emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.”

“The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, or NWR, is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting forecasts, warnings, and emergency information 24 hours a day. It is a comprehensive weather and emergency information service available to the public. All-hazards messages include weather events, technological incidents like chemical spills, AMBER alerts, and national emergencies. NWR also broadcasts EAS notices.”

“A special weather radio receiver is required to receive NWR broadcasts. You can buy these receivers at many retail outlets such as electronics stores, department stores, big box stores, or online. Be sure to look for the Public Alert or NWR logo to ensure the radio meets technical requirements. Models identified as SAME, or Specific Area Message Encoding, receivers allow users to select alerts for specific geographic areas."

"For information on NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, visit

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.

Learn more about receiving Alerts and Warnings by visiting FEMA online at:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1440448868597-c0112a8bd0aa1c4a62ed44ba68b24d3f/Alerts_and_Warnings_508_20150824.pdf.