To continue the dialogue about the dangers of underage drinking, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 27th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.

“Earlier this year, we unveiled a new alcohol education campaign called Know When, Know How. This campaign teaches parents how to start a conversation with their children about the dangers of underage drinking,” said PLCB chairman Tim Holden.

The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools. Entries must feature a clear no-use message about underage drinking and may be created using any artistic medium.

Several students will receive $50, and one student from each grade (K-12) will receive $25. Some of the winning designs may be reproduced in various formats and distributed across Pennsylvania. Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Nov. 16.

For information about submission dates, guidelines and prizes, review the contest guidelines and entry form available at under “Education,” then “Poster Contest.”