The Friends of Central Illinois Marines are sponsoring a poster contest for all students, high school age and younger, in Central Illinois with a $300.00 first place cash prize.The theme of this poster contest is to be: “Our Marines — Back ‘em up with a Buck”.The Friends of Central Illinois Marines has sent three satellite phones and air cards to our local Marines now deployed to Afghanistan.Our “Back ‘em up with a Buck” poster will be used throughout Central Illinois to help in raising funds to replenish and renew the air cards (the air cards are $1.00/minute — hence the “buck”); as well as support Marines, Marine families and Marine veterans in Central Illinois.In addition to the $300 cash prize, the winner will be present at a news conference Memorial Day Weekend as we announce the winner and begin our fundraising campaign.General details of this contest are as follows:1. Poster theme: Our Marines … Back ‘em up with a Buck.2. All entries are to be on 8-1/2X11″ paper (no digital files accepted) and mailed to Friends of Central Illinois Marines, PO Box 14, Lacon IL 61540.3. Contest deadline is May 18th.4. Please do not use the Marine Corps emblem, as it is copyrighted. A stylized version is acceptable if the artist wishes to include it.5. Entrants should include their name, age and school, and contact information.6. Questions: please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the actual phone presentation can be found at www.pjstar.com/archive/
x1014037793/Phone-donation- will-help-Marines-stay-in- touch-with-families.