Attendance Awareness Poster Contest

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In honor of Attendance Awareness Month in September, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosts an annual Attendance Awareness Poster Contest to promote good attendance habits and help students and parents understand why going to school every day matters. Since the inaugural Attendance Awareness Poster Contest in 2015, more than 120,000 posters have been created by students from Manatee and Sarasota counties about the importance of outstanding attendance.

In the 2017-2018 school year, a total of 72 schools — 37 in Manatee County and 35 in Sarasota County —  and 38,304 students created posters with the message that “Every Day Counts.”

407 students from Manatee and Sarasota counties won prizes for their artwork.

Winners of the 2017–2018 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest received tickets to the opening weekend of Circus Sarasota.