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Statewide youth art contest deadline is Feb. 15

DATE: February 8, 2013
CONTACT: Ted Penesis

CHICAGO—The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) is sponsoring its first Don’t Be Sorry Youth Art Contest, and the deadline for entering submissions is Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5pm. Teens who enter the contest will have an opportunity for their art creations to be recognized statewide and also encourage adults to do the right thing and not provide alcohol to minors.

The ILCC is seeking contest applicants to submit a logo and slogan. “The winning design will receive statewide exposure, and will be unveiled this spring at press events,” says Gloria L. Materre, ILCC Executive Director. “We hope to receive many creative submissions that represent the message of preventing underage drinking.”

The ILCC has worked with key stakeholders to form a panel to select the winning designs and slogans which will be showcased on a variety of materials for distribution throughout the state this spring. Below is the 2013 Don’t Be Sorry Youth Art Contest Judging Panel:

  • Hillary Aggertt, Woodford County Health Department
  • Marti Belluschi, Traffic Safety Professional (AAIM Vice-President)
  • Dawn Conerton, CPASA (Bureau County)
  • Laurie Crain, School District 200 (McHenry County)
  • Mark English, Naperville Police Department
  • Christopher Greenwood, City of Rockford
  • Ryan Gulli, Midlothian Police Department
  • Nicole Leon, Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois
  • Connie Martorano, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restuarants
  • Greg Morelli, Max’s Café of Highland Park
  • Dina Navas, Tinley Park Police Department
  • Alba Sanchez, Healthcare Alternative Systems (Chicago)
  • Carol Shirley, Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
  • Denese Thulin, Illinois Licensed Beverage Association
  • Angela Tureskis, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association
  • Diane Wagner, MillerCoors
  • Sarah Wright, Prevention First (Illinois SADD)

All contest forms and further information can be found on the web at!