FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Date:  October 2, 2001

                                                                                                            Contact:  Lezli Austen

WUIS/WIPA to hold poster contest for middle and high school students

SPRINGFIELD – WUIS (91.9 FM/Springfield) and WIPA (89.3/Pittsfield) are sponsoring a poster contest for all middle and high school aged students. The winning student’s art class or art club will receive $200 worth of arts and crafts supplies. In addition, the winning poster may be printed for distribution throughout the Springfield area, will appear on the WUIS web site (, and in the next issue of the WUIS/WIPA newsletter.

All entries will be displayed during Illinois Arts Week, October 8 to 12, in the lobby of the WUIS studio at the University of Illinois at Springfield campus, building CBM. A panel of artists and other community leaders will select the poster that best reflects the theme “The Many Faces of Art.”

Mail entries to WUIS, PO Box 19243, Springfield, IL 62794-9243. Entries must be received by October 5. Submissions must be on 8-1/2” x 11” or 11” x 17” paper and must list the individual’s full name, mailing address, telephone number, and contact person at the school attended. 

For more information, call Brandy Stabler at (217) 206-6516.