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  • DOT announces 2015 anti-graffiti poster contest winners

    Dec 08, 2015 | Read More News
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    Contest winnersPima County’s Department of Transportation has a new anti-graffiti image thanks to the winning entry selected from its 2015 Taking Action Against Graffiti (TAAG) poster contest.

    Bethany Fierro, 13, a student from Cross Middle School, nailed the top prize for this year’s poster contest after finishing among the four runners-up in 2014. In addition to receiving a $100 gift card, Fierro will see her artwork featured on all 2016 anti-graffiti community posters and flyers. 

    The department received 54 art submission from students, ages 9-18, and selected the winner along with four runners-up, listed below, after two rounds of judging by county staff and community leaders. 
    • Mariyah Cañedo, 11, Mary Belle McCorkle K-8 School
    • Hailey Myers, 11, Gridley Middle School
    • Jillian Smith, 12, Esperero Canon Middle School
    • Gianna Alvarenga, 13, Sahuarita Middle School
    Each runner-up received a $25 gift card. In addition, the Board of Supervisors honored all five students with a proclamation during their Jan. 19, 2016 meeting.

    Donations from Eegee’s and Graffiti Protective Coatings made prizes for this year’s contest possible. 

    Poster artworkPima County’s TAAG program has existed since 2006 to immediately abate graffiti on all public properties and assist private property owners in unincorporated Pima County in dealing with graffiti. 

    Over the last few years, TAAG has handled more than 3,300 calls for graffiti cleanup and abated more than 1.3 million square feet of graffiti. 

    To report graffiti or seek assistance from TAAG, call 520-792-8224 (TAAG), email PCTAAG@pima.gov, or download the free “MYPIMACOUNTY” smart phone app. For more information, visit TAGG’s website

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