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Essex: Police encourage Halloween poster entries
2:28pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
Essex Police is reminding residents that the closing date for its Halloween competition is only two weeks away.
Essex Police is asking youngsters to be as creative as they like to help push home messages about always going trick or treating with an adult, only knocking on the doors of people they know and not causing trouble.
The winning designs will be re-created by the force's graphic designers and used as part of this year’s Essex Police Halloween campaign.
The posters will be available on the Essex Police and 2SMART websites for members of the public to print out and display in windows of houses, schools and community centres across the county.
The competition is split into age categories five to seven and eight to 11. Posters should be A4 in size, as colourful as you like and can be designed on computer or directly on to paper. They can then be submitted to us in one of the following ways:
• By email to firstname.lastname@example.org a jpeg or PDF file
• By taking a photo of the poster and tweeting it to @essexpoliceuk
• By post to Media Department, Essex Police Headquarters, PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA
• By dropping it in at your local police station in an envelope with the postal address above on
Please give the child’s name, age, name of school they attend and a contact number/email address with each entry, either within the email or written on the back of the poster.
The closing date for entries is Monday, October 8, 2012.
A winning poster will be picked in each age category by Essex Police’s graphic designers and Youth Inspector Jasmine Frost. The winners will receive a certificate and will be able to see their design go live online on Friday, October 12, 2012.
The designs of two runners up in each category and lots of other entries will go on display on Essex Police’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/essexpoliceuk