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For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2017
Media Contact:
Lisa Mozloom

Miami-Dade Public School students invited to participate in the 2017 Homeless Awareness & Sensitivity Poster & Essay contest

Winners take home an Amazon Fire HD Tablet, presented by contest sponsor the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust

Miami, FL - February 16, 2017 -- The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, along with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will host its seventh annual “Homeless Awareness Sensitivity Poster & High School Essay Contest.” This contest is exclusively for students who attend public and charter elementary, middle and high schools in Miami-Dade County. The winning students, as well as their teachers or Homeless Liaison Coordinators, will each take home an Amazon Fire HD Tablet for outstanding execution of their artwork or essay presentations.

Elementary and middle school students are eligible to participate in the poster contest, and high school students can partake in either the essay or poster contest. Starting this year, the contest includes two essay writing categories, one for students who have never experienced homelessness, and one for students who have.

Through designing posters and writing essays, students will raise awareness of the issues facing those experiencing homelessness. All entries are judged on the impact their creative message has on topics such as ending veteran homelessness, bullying the homeless, myths about homelessness and anti-panhandling messages.

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

For contest details, visit