Health Department representative Linda Messmer and several of the judges from the contest surprised Clay City Elementary School fifth-grader Trevor Smith and East Side Elementary School student Tamara Hill with the announcement that they won.
Both grand prize winners received a T-shirt with their poster design on the front and a $20 gift card from local businesses. They will also have their posters featured on billboards in the county for two months this spring.
Messmer gave the students a presentation about the dangers of smoking from Jan. 9-16.
Judges reviewed the posters, and chose the winning posters on Jan. 25.
Individual school winners were Jackson Lee Cooper (Meridian), Rachel Bell (Van Buren), Tristen Raybould (Cornerstone Academy), Mannah Mace (Jackson Township), Kascha Smith (Staunton) and Jacob Harden (Forest Park).
Judges included Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw, County Commissioners Charlie Brown, Paul Sinders and Jack Withers, Community Theater Artist Julia Kapke, Clay City Center for Family Medicine dietician Lana Taylor, Clay County Public Health Nurse Diane Dierks and Clay County Health Department staff members Bell Killion, Jennifer Lucas and Joyce Vinson