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Nominate your candidate for the 2016 Sybyl Award

GENESEE COUNTY — We all know amazing community volunteers! And we all want to see them recognized for their outstanding service. Get writing the most persuasive and eloquent nomination ever. Make your nomination worthy of that amazing volunteer! Go to our website and create your nomination masterpiece.

The Sybyl Award Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are once again being accepted for the 2016 Sybyl Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor the life of Sybyl M. Atwood. Sybyl served as Program Director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years. At the closing of Resource Genesee, the members of the Sybyl Award Committee pledged to continue honoring exceptional community volunteers in Sybyl’s name. The award recipient will be announced at the Sybyl Award Celebration to be held Dec. 8.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. They can be emailed to: the Sybyl Award email address at Those without Internet access may contact Lindsey Younger at 810-767-4622 EXT 380. — G.G.

NAIAS announces 2017 High School Poster Contest

GENESEE COUNTY — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has announced the launch of its annual poster contest, offering $6,300 in scholarship prize money, according to a press release. Now in its 29th year, the NAIAS poster contest was created to engage the creative minds of Michigan’s high school students and encourage careers in automotive design. For the 2016 contest, NAIAS received 707 entries from 53 high schools across the state.

The NAIAS poster contest is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12. An independent panel of judges, including College for Creative Studies instructors, automaker designers and State Farm representatives, will review the submissions and select the winning posters.

Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2017 and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to all auto show attendees. Winning posters will also be displayed on the official NAIAS website.

Posters must be original artwork, 18×24 in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related, and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer generated graphics. Posters must contain all of the following copy: “2017 NAIAS” or “2017 North American International Auto Show,” “Detroit” and “Cobo Center.”

To view official rules and to view the 2016 poster contest winners, please visit http:// contest/

The entry deadline is Nov. 22, 2016.

Now in its 29th year as an international event, after a series of media and private events, the NAIAS will be open to the public Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-22, 2017. — R.S.

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