By Samantha Presti

September 17, 2015

Athens County Children Services is hosting a Kids and Teens Writing and Artwork Contest this school year. The purpose of this essay and art contest is to actively engage the community and bring awareness of the bonds between sibling and peer relationships from a child’s perspective. As children enter into the foster care system it is important to remember that special bond amongst sibling(s) groups and to keep them united throughout this experience.

Participants will be separated into three different age groups: 4-6, 7-12, and 13-18 and must be living in or attending schools in Athens County. The essay writing prompts include: What is your favorite activity to do with your sibling(s)?, Write about a time when your sibling(s) or group of friends helped you with something, Tell us what you love most about your sibling(s) or friend group. Or use their artistic abilities to draw one of the following prompts: Draw a picture showing an activity you enjoy doing with your sibling(s) or friend group, or draw a picture that shows why you love your sibling(s) or group of friends.  Children ages 7-18 are encouraged to submit both essay and artwork contest.

All contest entries must be submitted with the proper entry forms no later than October 30, 2015. Entry forms can be found on on ACCS’s website (/) or by request. Contest entries and forms can be mailed to Athens County Children Services Attn: Tanja Kuhre P.O. Box 1046 Athens, OH 45701 or e-mailed to (740) 592-3061. Contest will be judged by members of the Athens County Community and the winner of each age group will be awarded a cash/ gift card prize.

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