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ShakeOutBC begins earthquake awareness contest

Vancouver-based ShakeOutBC has begun a contest promotion in British Columbia intended to raise awareness of earthquake preparedness. The contest, called "Show Me ShakeOut," invites students in the province to submit poster designs and videos to promote its annual earthquake drill initiative. The poster contest is open to primary and intermediate school students, while the video contest is aimed at high school students. The winners of the poster contest will receive Apple IPad tablets, while the video contest winner will receive a $1,000 bursary from the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Entries can be submitted online at <> until Feb. 1, 2016. The contest is being supported with social media activities.

"We hope to build on the fantastic submissions we received during the last contest," said Dave Cockle, president of the BC Earthquake Alliance. "Students clearly demonstrated an understanding of earthquake preparedness in very creative ways. If we can reach kids early with this important message, it helps build and support a culture of earthquake preparedness in BC."

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