Ocean County Press Release
TOMS RIVER - Ocean County residents are being asked to cast their ballots for the poster they believe best depicts the attributes of Ocean County.

"This is the first year we will be reaching out to the public through social media to participate in choosing the best posters in the "My County" Poster Contest in recognition of National County Government Month," said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella, who coordinates the annual contest.

He said that of the 75 posters received from pupils at 18 different schools, 10 were selected to compete in a final selection round to determine the four top winners.

The public is invited to select their top four choices in the contest. The posters are now available to view on the Ocean County Clerk's website by simply visiting www.oceancountyclerk.com and click on the link for Vote for Your Favorite Poster. The voting ends 8 p.m., April 24. The four posters receiving the highest number of Likes will be the Top 4 winners including first, second and third place and honorable mention.

"The fourth graders that participate in this contest do an outstanding job in creating a poster that represents the many qualities that make Ocean County a great place to live," said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the County Clerk's Office.

The winning student artists along with their parents, family, teachers and school officials will be recognized at a presentation during a meeting of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in May at the Ocean County Administration Building, here.

"We look forward to meeting the winners and congratulating them on their outstanding work," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. "This is a great educational experience for our fourth graders giving them the opportunity to learn about all that is offered in Ocean County."

The 75 posters can be viewed throughout the hallways of the first floor of the Ocean County Courthouse, 118 Washington St., here, during regular business hours.

"As always these fourth graders did a great job and it will be a difficult task to choose the winners," Colabella said.

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