Merced Irrigation District said the deadline to submit posters to its Water and Canal Safety Poster Contest is 3 p.m. on Friday.
The contest is intended to promote awareness about the dangers of playing in and around open canals and other waterways. It is open to children between the ages of 6 and 11.
The three top winners will receive a season pass to the Island Water Park in Fresno. Ten runner-up winners will receive overnight camping passes to Lakes McClure and McSwain. The winners will also have their posters displayed in the MID lobby.
All posters must be 11 inches by 14 inches in size and pertain to water and canal safety. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 16. Name, address, phone number, school and age should be printed on the back of the poster.
All posters are due to MID’s office by 3 p.m. on Friday. MID is located at 744 W. 20 St. in Merced.