Children are invited to create a work of art that represents their perspective on safe practices related to crime and drugs in conjunction with Oro Valley's National Night Out event.
The theme of the safety art contest is "What crime prevention means to me."
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 28. Entries may be picked up and dropped off at these Oro Valley locations: public library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; police department, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive; and Target, 10555 N. Oracle Road.
Prizes will be awarded for in the following age groups: up to 8 years, ages 9-12 and ages 13-18. The panel of judges will include Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, Oro Valley Chief of Police Daniel Sharp, Golder Ranch Fire District Chief Randy Karrer, and Erik Collins from Target Corporation.
Winners will be announced Oct. 4 at Oro Valley's National Night Out event. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Steam Pump Village Shopping Center.
For more information, call 229-5080 or visit www.ovpd.org.
With more than 36 million people participating, National Night Out is a special crime and drug prevention event held annually since 1983 in communities across the United States and Canada. Oro Valley's National Night Out, which is being held in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley, the Oro Valley Police Department and Oro Valley Target, will focus on safety and will showcase more than 30 area businesses/organizations that are actively promoting child safety.
Participants will enjoy public safety displays including Pima Regional SWAT, police canines, Golder Ranch Fire vehicles, motorcycle officers, police Explorers, a helicopter from the Arizona Air National Guard and a host of other safety-related booths.
For more information on National Night Out, see: http://www.natw.org/nno/.