Local billboard showcases Brunswick County student artwork on substance abuse prevention

A billboard shows a child pouring pills into their mouth. On the other end, a drawing shows a...
A Lamar billboard showcases the work of Jay Lancaster from North Brunswick High School(Lamar Advertising, Brunswick County Schools)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 6:49 AM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County students will start seeing their work on a local billboard as part of a substance abuse prevention campaign. Out of over 40 entries, six students were chosen as the winners and announced on June 2 in a Brunswick Arts Council release.

The winners were awarded a $250 gift card and the opportunity to have their work shown on campaign materials including digital billboards and social media. Students’ ages ranged from eight to 18 years old.

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners also commemorated the contest winners at their meeting on Monday, June 6. The contest was made possible by the Brunswick Arts Council, Movement Against Drug Epidemic, NC Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America, B.A.C.K.O.F.F., the BC School District and the BC Sheriff’s Office.

Brunswick County Schools says to look out for their art on billboards on Route 17 in Brunswick County during the summer.

A detached but awake face stares at the sky. They are surrounded by drug paraphernalia, and...
Layla Warwick at Cedar Grove Middle School(Layla Warwick)
Various drug paraphernalia are drawn on one side of the poster. At the other, the text "Be...
Livia Bedillion at North Brunswick High School(Livia Bedillion)
Small silhouettes stand around a building labelled "Recovery Cage." Another sign reads "Save...
Kaiya Royall at North Brunswick High School(Kaiya Royall)
A drawn person lays on a hospital bed with an IV in their arm. The top of their head is lifted...
Shana Spicer at North Brunswick High School(Shana Spicer)
An person leans onto a table with a bottle of alcohol in one hand. A thought bubble portrays...
JaMya Hansley at North Brunswick High School(JaMya Hansley)
A dead body lays on a table, covered by a sheet and surrounded by medicinal needles. "I'll Quit...
Jay Lancaster at North Brunswick High School(Jay Lancaster)
Six children and four staff members stand in front of the long county commissioners table. Five...
The winners of the Billboard Art Contest are commemorated by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.(Brunswick County Schools)

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