Ocean County Press Release
TOMS RIVER – 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."
Ten posters were selected out of a field of 56 entered by fourth graders attending 20 different Ocean County schools. The 10 were selected to compete in a final 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 Facebook page or by simply visiting www.oceancountyclerk.com and clicking on the link for Vote for Your Favorite Poster. Voting is open from April 23 to April 30. 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 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.
The winning student artists 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.
"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."
The posters also can be viewed in the Ocean County County Clerk's Office, in the Ocean County Courthouse, 118 Washington St., here, during regular business hours.
"As always the participants did a great job and it will be a difficult task to choose the winners," Colabella said.