ROBBINSVILLE – The township is sponsoring an art contest that asks students to design promotional posters for the “Keep it Local Robbinsville” campaign in support of hometown businesses.
Mayor Dave Fried announced the contest after a question-and-answer session earlier this month with more than 100 Sharon Elementary School second-graders, who are learning about how government works.
The “Keep it Local Robbinsville” campaign is being implemented over the next few months to encourage residents to shop locally in order to support local organizations, charities and events.
Small businesses are the backbone of Robbinsville’s economy, and it is important to support them so that they in turn can sponsor and support the programs and activities that are important to Robbinsville residents, the mayor said.
The contest asks entrants to design an 11-by-17-inch poster that explains and embodies the phrase: “Keep Your Money Where Your Heart Is; Keep it Local Robbinsville.” Entries must be submitted to the mayor’s office by Feb. 28.
The Keep It Local Committee will choose the three best submissions in three age-based divisions: K-3, grade 4-8, and grade 9-12. These nine posters will then be posted on the township website, where residents will vote for their favorites between March 15 and March 25.
Once the votes are tallied, the mayor the mayor will announce the names of the winning artists during special assemblies at each of the township’s three public schools. The winners will receive gift cards from local businesses and the classmates of each winner will enjoy a pizza party.
The winning posters will be used in promotional materials for the “Keep it Local Robbinsville” campaign.