“Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared” 2013 Art, Essay and Video Contest

For the fifth year in a row, Georgia’s third, fourth and fifth-graders commemorated National Preparedness Month by entering Ready Georgia’s art, essay and video contest. From Sept. 1 through Oct. 18th, students submitted entries that creatively reflected the theme – “Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared” – and illustrated their personal experiences or knowledge of disaster preparedness.

A team of judges reviewed the entries and selected the top finishers, with first, second and third prizes awarded in the art and essay categories, and one winner and one honorable mention selected in the video category. Winners received prize packages that include a Ready kit (donated by The Home Depot), Build-A-Bear "Cub Cash," AMC Theatres movie passes and refreshment coupons, World of Coca-Cola museum passes, items from the Children's Museum of Atlanta as well as other fun items.

Congratulations to the "Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared" 2013 contest winners, and thanks to all participants. The winning entries are below:

2013 Essay Winners

First Place: Jaleria Johnson, West Town Elementary, Albany

Second Place: Nadia Beavers, C.L. Gideons Elementary, Atlanta

Third Place: Harrison Lucas, West Manor Elementary, Atlanta

2013 Art Winners

First Place: Jakari Miles
C.L. Gideons Elementary, Atlanta
Second Place: Samuel Garcia
Macon County Elementary, Oglethorpe
Third Place: Ella Cramer
Bremen Academy, Bremen

2013 Video Winner - "Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared!"

Shannon Hustick's class

Hannan Academy, Columbus

2013 Video Honorable Mention - "Storm Preppers"

Cherie Hathcock's class

Flowery Branch Elementary, Flowery Branch

Check out Ready Georgia’s Flickr and YouTube pages to see even more of our great 2013 entries!


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