The Texas Gang Investigators Association recognizes that the war against gangs is more than just the suppression and prosecution of gang members. Therefore, we are proud to partner with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas to sponsor the Anti-Gang Poster Contest. The contest is designed to motivate students to utilize their creative skills in an effort to show the dangers and pitfalls of gang life. You may obtain a copy of the Poster Contest flyer HERE.
The poster contest will consist of two divisions: a Junior Division (grades 6-8), and a Senior Division (grades 9-12).
All contestants must be full-time students in good standing and currently enrolled in any Texas Independent school district, private school, charter school, or home school (with verification). All entry information will be verified with the attending school before the entry will be accepted.
ALL POSTERS MUST BE HAND-DRAWN. THEY MUST BE HAND COLORED, IF COLORS ARE BEING USED.
Each student may upload or submit only one poster entry.
The posters must focus on solutions to eliminate gangs and gang violence in schools.
Posters should be in good taste. Any submissions with hand-signs, gestures or pro-gang graffiti will be disqualified.
Ten posters from each division will be selected as finalists by the Texas Gang Investigators Association. These ten finalists' submissions will be forwarded to a committee comprising of judges from the Texas Gang Investigators Association and Office of the Attorney General of Texas. This panel of judges will be appointed by the Texas Gang Investigators Association to determine the top three winners from the junior and senior divisions.
Winners will be notified by a TGIA Representative once final selections are made.
There will be three (3) winning entries selected for each grade division.
First Prize: $300.00
Second Prize: $200.00
Third Prize: $100.00
Winning posters will be displayed at the 2014 TGIA Annual Conference with recognition being given to the winning entrants.
Winners will be notified by May 01, 2014, after judging is complete.
The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time ("CST") on September 01, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on March 31, 2014 after which time the Contest will be closed and no further entries will be accepted.
All posters are to be submitted online. All poster photographs must be uploaded or received in a .jpg format and the image size of the file must not exceed 1280×1024 pixels. The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details during judging, but the file size must not exceed 5MB.
All entry information will be verified with the attending school before the entry will be accepted.
You may submit your poster entry below:
The Poster Contest is now closed.
Other Important Stuff
Winning entrants grant the Texas Gang Investigators Association and the Office of the Attorney General of Texas the right to reproduce images of their work on their websites and in other digital and printed materials without further compensation or obligation to entrants. All entries become property of the Texas Gang Investigators Association and will not be returned to entrants. All entries are assumed to be original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. The Texas Gang Investigators Association nor the Office of the Attorney General of Texas are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes. The Texas Gang Investigators Assocation will notify winners by May 01, 2014, after judging is complete. The dates for when the winning entries will appear online will also be released at that time. We do not release the personal information of entrants to any company or other agencies without the consent of the entrant.