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Contest Rules

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Schools”

Know the Signs


2022 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Logo Contest Rules


Deadline Date          

All entries must be received by April 1, 2022, at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina, 55 Beattie Place, Suite 700, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Winners will be notified on or about April 29, 2022.             


Who May Enter

Any grade-school student (homeschooled students included) in the state of South Carolina may submit an entry. Entries will be divided into the following categories:


Division 1:           Grades K-2

Division 2:           Grades 3-5

Division 3:           Grades 6-8

Division 4:           Grades 9-12


Logo Theme

Discuss with your students the goal of the contest – to prevent gun violence in our schools by educating students about the dangers of gun violence and what warning signs to look for from peers. In almost every documented case of school gun violence, the student demonstrated warning signs that were not fully understood, addressed, or shared by (or with) people who could have helped. Contestant logos, therefore, can reflect (1) a warning sign or warning signs that students should be looking for related to gun violence; (2) resources for help with concerns about gun violence; or (3) general anti-gun violence messages. Themes should be original, appropriate in subject matter, and the product solely of the student who is entering the contest. (You may find the following video link helpful in starting the dialogue on this topic 


Logo Specifications

Completed logos may be submitted on construction paper, poster tag, or heavy paper. Designs should not include any copyrighted materials such as cartoon or television characters. Submissions should not be laminated. Please limit entries to an approximate size of 8.5 x 11 inches and avoid the use of lined paper. Logos should be original, appropriate in subject matter, and the product solely of the student who is entering the contest. Entries are allowed to include a slogan in their logo, but this is not required.



Entries will be reviewed and judged 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 on the consequences of juvenile crime. Criteria for the selection of award-winning logos are:

  • Relationship of the logo design to the goals of PSN        
  • Originality
  • Artwork
  • Visual Impact   




Prizes will be awarded for each of the four divisions as follows:


Overall Winner: $100.00 total          

1st Place Winners of remaining three grade divisions: $50.00


The overall winner will also be considered to be the winner of his or her division and will receive one consolidated prize ($100.00 cash award – $50.00 for winning his/her division and $50.00 for winning overall). The overall winning logo will also be reprinted in PSN publications. Other grade division winners may also be reprinted on materials at the sole discretion of the U.S. Attorney's Office.






All entries must include a PSN Logo Contest Application.

(NOTE: please attach an application to EACH entry by stapling or gluing the application to the back of the entry so that the entry cannot be separated from the application. This ensures that we have the correct student's name and grade with their entry.)


Finally, the entry should be mailed to:


Attn: Kelly Reynolds

United States Attorney's Office

District of South Carolina

55 Beattie Place, Suite 700

Greenville, SC 29601



Terms and Conditions of Participation

By submitting a logo in our contest, you agree to the following terms and conditions on behalf of the participating student:


I am submitting the logo on behalf of my student (homeschooled students included) and have discussed these contest rules with my student and/or his or her parents. In exchange for contest consideration, any and all legal rights of title and ownership in the submitted project (including copyright protections) shall become the legal right of the U.S. Attorney's Office. The U.S. Attorney's Office shall have free use of such project for any and all purposes for which it sees fit, without any further obligation to me or the student. The submission was the sole creation of the named student. I understand that projects submitted for consideration will not be returned. Furthermore, I agree that the name of the student can be used in press releases, the U.S. Attorney's Office website, U.S. Attorney's Office publications, and any other documents that the U.S. Attorney's Office sees fit, without any further notice to me or the student.




2022 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Logo Contest Application


Please submit the following information for each participating student and attach to the back of the student's entry:



Student's Name:                                                      


Grade Level: _______ Teacher's Name:                                     


Email Address for Teacher/Contact:  




Address to which correspondence should be mailed:

(if a school, please list an attention-to contact):




Street Address (No P.O. Boxes):                                         


City, State, Zip:                                                      


Phone Number:                                                        


Please mail application and submission to:


Attn: Kelly Reynolds

United States Attorney’s Office

District of South Carolina

55 Beattie Place, Suite 700

Greenville, SC 29601

Fax: 864-233-3158



All entries must be received no later than April 1, 2022.






Updated February 7, 2022

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