PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Poster and Video Contest


The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in partnership with Keystone Emergency Management Association, PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, PA Department of Education, American Red Cross, United Way of Pennsylvania, and the PA National Weather Service Offices are excited to announce the inaugural 2017 Weather Safety Awareness Poster and Video PSA contests!

The contests are open for all school aged children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Grades 7-12 are invited to participate in a Video PSA contest highlighting the flood safety theme: “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. The winner will receive a cash prize and will have their commercial professionally reproduced to air statewide in March 2017.  Grades 1-6 are invited to participate in a poster contest with the lightning safety theme: “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”.  The winning poster will be reproduced and distributed across state parks in April 2017.

We need your help!  Please consider incorporating the Weather Safety Awareness Poster & Video PSA Contest into your classroom or school. Or join us in sharing these materials with parents, students, teachers and schools across your communities to spread the word.  Both contests’ rules and regulations are attached to this email.  More information can be found at (link is external)

Help us make this project a success and build a more WeatherReady Pennsylvania!


PEMA Contact:

Jeff Jumper | State Meteorologist

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

1310 Elmerton Avenue | Harrisburg, PA 17110 (link is external)
Office: 717.651.2018 | Cell: 717.317.2397 | (link sends e-mail) (link is external)        Like us on (link is external)