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Michigan Severe Weather Awareness
Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness
The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness was formed in 1991 to improve the public's awareness of severe weather events in Michigan. The committee provides educational information through a variety of activities to foster increased preparedness and protection from the effects of severe weather.
The committee is comprised of the following organizations: Insurance Institute of Michigan, National Weather Service, Michigan Departments of State Police, Natural Resources and Environment, and Community Health, WDIV-TV, State Farm Insurance, Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association, Michigan Emergency Management Association, American Red Cross, Michigan Sheriffs' Association and Consumers Energy.
Because of the committee's efforts in developing the severe weather poster contest and several weather hazard awareness campaigns, the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness received the National Weather Association's Public Education Award for the year 2000. The NWA Public Education Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization providing significant contributions to increase the public's weather awareness.
Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest
One of the most successful activities of the committee is the Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest. The contest is open to any Michigan student enrolled in fourth or fifth grade. United States Savings Bonds are awarded for first, second, and third place and honorable mention. Hundreds of entries are received each year. Attached below are past years winners.
The committee is grateful for the continued support it receives from its member organizations, especially for the generous contributions of the Michigan State Police and State Farm Insurance in supporting the development of this Severe Weather Awareness Week poster campaign. Their partnership and participation on the committee contribute significantly to accomplishing the committee's goal of increasing the public's awareness of severe weather.
2012 Contest Winners
2011 Contest Winners
2010 Contest Winners
2009 Contest Winners
2008 Contest Winners
2007 Contest Winners
2006 Contest Winners
2005 Contest Winners
2004 Contest Winners
2003 Contest Winners
2002 Contest Winners
2001 Contest Winners
2000 Contest Winners
> Severe Weather Awareness poster contest winners from 1999 to 1996
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