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Wyoming Meth Project Announces Winners Of Statewide "Take a Stand Against Meth" Art Contest

$18,000 in prize money given to winners

CASPER, WY — April 26, 2013 — The Wyoming Meth Project today announced the winners of the statewide, "Take A Stand Against Meth" art contest. This contest offered middle and high school students an opportunity to be recognized for their artistic ability. It also encouraged them to learn more about the dangers of meth and to share that information with their friends, family and members of the community.

Teens from 42 communities in Wyoming contributed, with 58 schools, both public and private represented. Additionally, 6 home school youth were entered and 3 youth groups were among those who entered.

Judges for the contest were, Debora Soule', Director, Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs; Lisa Hueneke, Director, Lander Art Center; Connie Gibbons, Executive Director, The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper; Jody Sauers, Executive Director Sagebrush Art Center, Sheridan; and Camellia El-Antably, Deputy Manager of Special Events and Visual Arts, Wyoming Arts Council.

The People's Choice award for $1,000 was won by Ashton Abarr of Meeteetse.
First place, $6,000 - "Before Meth" - Carlie Edelman - Douglas
Second place, $3,000 - "I used to look" - Ashlyn Pearson - Gillette
Third place, $2,500 - "Forgiving Tears" - Angel McFerrin - Rawlins
Fourth place, $2,000 - "Not Even Once" - Alia Gonzales - Buffalo
Fifth place, $1,500 - "Game of Meth" - Reach High - Casper
Sixth place, $500 each - Tie: "Blow your life"- Brianna Gonzales - Rawlins - "Be Warned" - Tyler Castaline - Etna/Star Valley
Seventh place, $500 each - tie - "Just Once" - Sydney Montgomery - Worland "Consequences" - Samantha Adkins - Cheyenne

About the Wyoming Meth Project
The Wyoming Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state. Central to its integrated campaigns is MethProject.org—a definitive source for information about meth for teens. The Wyoming Meth Project is affiliated with the Meth Project, a national non-profit organization aimed at significantly reducing meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. For more information, visit Wyoming.MethProject.org.

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Media Contacts:
Jean Davies
Wyoming Meth Project
(307) 268-7136

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