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U.S. Attorney's Office to Sponsor 16th Annual Project Sentry Logo/Meme Contest

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, South Carolina ---- The United States Attorney's Office is sponsoring its 16th Annual Project Sentry Logo/Meme Contest. The statewide contest welcomes students to illustrate how we can help prevent gun violence in our schools by designing a logo or meme for use on upcoming Project Sentry publications.

The contest is open to all South Carolina grade-school students and entries will be categorized into four grade divisions: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grades. A winner will be selected from each of the four divisions, and each division winner will receive $50. An overall winning logo or meme will be chosen from the four division winners and will receive an additional $50 for a total of $100.

The winning entries will be selected by “The Insiders,” a select group of students from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, who travel throughout the state encouraging children and promoting community awareness of the consequences of juvenile crime. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Foundation will be providing the awards to the winners.

Entries should be consistent with the theme "Preventing Gun Violence in Our Schools." The deadline for submissions is March 29, 2019.  If your student is interested in participating, contact your local school as contest information has been sent to all South Carolina schools.  Applications and contest rules may also be found on our website

Project Sentry, which is part of the district's Project Safe Neighborhoods/Project CeaseFire initiative, is a vital step in strengthening our ability to prevent gun crimes among our young people and to ensure a safe learning atmosphere for our children.  For more information on the Project Sentry program and to view winning logos from previous years, please visit




Justin Holloway (843) 667-3994

Updated February 22, 2019

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