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ANNUAL PATH HOLIDAY POSTER CONTEST FOR JERSEY CITY SCHOOL CHILDREN SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

Date: Nov 29, 2016
Press Release Number: 229-2016

Grand prize recipient and other winners to be announced during official celebration and poster unveiling at PATH headquarters

The Port Authority’s annual PATH holiday poster contest is scheduled for this Friday, December 2. The winners will be announced at the event, selected from hundreds of submissions received from children who attend Jersey City elementary and middle schools.

"This contest has become an annual tradition for us, and one that we truly prize,” said PATH Director/General Manager Michael Marino. “It’s an opportunity to continue our strong connection to the Jersey City community and the city’s school children.”

The event starts at 11 a.m. on the concourse outside PATH headquarters, located at 1 PATH Plaza in Jersey City. It will begin with a performance by the Jersey City Arts Choir, followed by the unveiling of the grand prize-winning poster and a luncheon and presentation of other prizes. The winning posters will be showcased at PATH stations and in rail cars throughout this year’s holiday season.

The contest started more than 25 years ago through a partnership between PATH and the Jersey City Board of Education's Visual and Performing Arts Program. More than 560 posters were submitted for consideration last year.

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