Poster Contest


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The Poster Contest is held each year to promote awareness of the work accomplished throughout Union County.   The  Constitutional Officers of Union County sponsors this poster contest called “My County”.

Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen (R), Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi congratulate the winners of the 2014 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers. The top winners of the contest, which is open only to fourth-graders, are (from 2nd left): Cynthia Li (1st place) from the McKinley School in Westfield, Emily Merriman (2nd place) from the Mountain Park School in Berkeley Heights, Riley Roder (3rd place) from St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains and Ryan Hatzlhoffer (4th place) from St. John the Apostle Elementary School in Clark. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)


Group photo of poster contest participants


Fourth graders, who generally study the State of New Jersey and all levels of government, are invited to design a poster for the contest. For future reference some of the rules are as follows:

  • The poster must be on standard 22″ x 28″ poster board
  • The name, “Union County”, must be in 4-inch letters formed at the top of the poster
  • The student’s name, homeroom teacher and school must be printed neatly in the lower right hand corner on the back of the poster


The design and content of the poster are at the discretion of the student, although the theme of the poster must center on Union County.  Special knowledge or background is not needed. (A general guideline here would be to depict that which makes a particular county unique.)

There are twelve winning posters that will be published in an annual Union County poster calendar  Submission of the posters grants the Constitutional Officers Association permission to display them in public places.