2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| April 13, 2016
The 2016 Top 5 posters are in! See them here.

Here are Your Lane County Top 5!

Congratulations and thank you to ALL middle school youth who participated in the 2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Art Search!

You can check out the top five posters here:

 Victoria M., 8th grade, Springfield (teacher: Ms. LaVelle)

Zaira G., 6th grade,  Eugene (teacher: Mr. Walker)

Jamie F., 8th grade,  Springfield (teacher: Ms. LaVelle)

Natalie U., 8th grade, Springfield (teacher: Ms. LaVelle)

McKenzie C., 8th grade,  Coburg (teacher: Ms. Goracke)


Create a poster that illustrates one of the following messages, or develop your own message (In either case, please include the message in the poster):

  • Youth who gamble are much more likely to be involved in other risky behaviors, such as drinking, drug use, or violence.
  • Gambling can be a risky activity.
  • Gambling for money online is illegal.
  • Using free Internet gambling sites puts you at risk for identity theft and other
    serious problems.
  • Anyone with a gambling problem can get free counseling.
  • Gambling problems can happen to anyone.
  • There are better things for kids to do for fun than gamble.
  • People who gamble should set and stick to a time and money limit.
  • Signs of problem gambling: lying about gambling and betting more than intended.
  • Many of us are not aware that gambling addiction is a problem.
  • People can recover from gambling problems.


  • $50 gift certificate for calendar cover artwork.
  • $25 gift certificate for each of the other 11 months.
  • Additional prizes may be available, depending on which county you are submitting from.

Category: Problem Gambling