The Texas Hospitality Association hopes to fight underage drinking and promote alcohol responsibility through a statewide poster contest that will award four 2012 high school graduating seniors $10,000 in educational scholarships.

THA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the Texas high school senior who designs and ?submits the best poster conveying the message or theme: "If you are under 21, it's illegal ?to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas.

A $2,500 scholarship will go the runner-up, $1,500 to third place, and $1,000 to the fourth best poster. The winning posters will be used in a statewide campaign to promote alcohol responsibility in Texas.

"We are very excited about involving Texas high school seniors in developing a message ?that will combat underage drinking in their age group and reminds all Texans of the need for alcohol awareness," said State Rep. Sid Miller, whose district includes Somervell County.

The contest is open to all 2012 Texas high school seniors. Artwork must be an original ?design and may be computer or electronically generated, hand-drawn or photographed.

Students have until May 4 to submit their poster to THA.

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