State Representative James White is teaming up with the Texas Hospitality Association (THA) to fight underage drinking and to promote alcohol responsibility through a statewide poster contest that will award four 2016 graduating high school seniors $10,000 in educational scholarships.

THA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the Texas high school senior who 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 to second place, $1,500 for third and $1,000 for fourth. The winning posters will be used in a statewide alcohol awareness campaign. “I am very excited about involving Southeast Texas high school seniors in developing a message that will combat underage drinking and remind all Texans of the need for alcohol awareness,” said Rep. White.

The contest is open to all 2016 Texas high school seniors and artwork must be an original design that is either electronically generated, hand drawn, or photographed. All entries must be received no later than Friday, May 6. For more information and contest rules visit www.texashospitalityassociation.com or contact our office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.