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For Immediate Release
Contact: Allison M. Albrecht
(847) 923-4710



Schaumburg’s Engineering & Public Works Department Hosts Drawing Contest for Local Students 

Contest Asks Young Participants “What Public Works Means to Them.”

Schaumburg, IL - The Schaumburg Engineering & Public Works Department is once again hosting a contest for children to win a chance to have their artwork featured at its May Open House and be recognized by the village.

The contest is open to Schaumburg residents enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. Relatives of Village of Schaumburg employees are not eligible to participate.

To enter, a child is asked to draw a picture of “what Public Works means to them.” Submissions can include drawings of people, projects, or vehicles and should be submitted on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. All drawings must include the student’s name, age, and telephone number or email on the back of the submission. There is no fee to enter the contest.

Original drawings will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, April 26 and can be sent via mail or dropped off to: The EPW Relations Committee, 714 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60193. Only one submission per student. If possible, please submit artwork flat; do not fold the submissions.

Entries will be judged and awarded by three grade groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, and 6th through 8th grade. Contest winners will be notified in May. The best drawings will be recognized at the village’s upcoming Engineering & Public Works Open House that is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. (Students are not required to attend the open house to participate in the contest.) Winners will also receive a personalized street sign from the village and have an opportunity to be recognized by the Village Board.

For information about the village’s Engineering & Public Works Department, please visit the website at For questions regarding the contest, please contact Laurie Walter at or call (847) 923-6612.

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