Michigan Severe Weather Awareness

2013-2014 Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness Packet


Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 6 - 14, 2014 

2013 Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week


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.

MCSWA Committee Members  (PDF)
MCSWA website 


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.

Poster Contest Flyer and Official Rules   (PDF)


2012 Contest Winners

 

EMHSD-1_SWA Poster

  

1st Place
School: Harwood Elementary
Sterling Heights, MI

    

EMHSD-1_SWA Poster


2nd Place
School: Lakewood Elementary
Ann Arbor, MI

   

EMHSD-3SWA poster

3rd Place
School: Orchard Hills Elementary,
Novi MI

    

EMHSD-4_SWA poster

Honorable Mention
School: McGrath Elementary
Grand Blanc, MI

2011 Contest Winners

 

EMHSD-1_SWA Poster

  

1st Place
School: Freemont Christian School
Freemont, MI

    

EMHSD-1_SWA Poster


2nd Place
School: Carpenter Elementary
Lake Orion, MI

   

EMHSD-3SWA poster

3rd Place
School: Chassell Township Schools
Chassell, MI

    

EMHSD-4_SWA poster

Honorable Mention
School: Hanover Horton Elementary
Hanover, MI

 

2010 Contest Winners 

 

EMHSD-1_SWA Poster

  

1st Place
School: Arbor Academy
Battle Creek, MI

    



EMHSD-1_SWA Poster


2nd Place
School: Carpenter Elementary
Lake Orion, MI

   

EMHSD-3SWA poster

3rd Place
School: Sheldon Woods Elementary
West Olive, MI

    

EMHSD-4_SWA poster

4th Place
School: Harwood Elementary
Sterling Heights, MI


2009 Contest Winners 

 EMHSD-1_SWA Poster   

1st Place

School: Smalley Homeschool

Brownstown, MI

     EMHSD-2_SWA poster

2nd Place

School: McGregor Elementary

Rochester Hills, MI

    EMHSD-3SWA poster

3rd Place

School: Madison Academy

Flint, MI

     EMHSD-4_SWA poster 

4th Place

School: Charlevoix Elementary

Charlovoix, MI

 


2008 Contest Winners 

   1st Place

1st Place

Greyhound Intermediate School 

Eaton Rapids, MI 

    2nd Place

2nd Place

West Michigan Academy of Arts & Academics 

Spring Lake, MI 

   3rd Place

3rd Place

Ferry Elementary School 

Grosse Pointe Woods , MI 

    Honorable Mention 

4th Place

Navigator School 

Pinckney, MI 

 


  2007 Contest Winners

  07 poster winner 1

1st Place 

Upland Hills School 

Oxford, MI 

 

 

   07 poster winner 2

2nd Place 

Prevail Academy 

Mt. Clemens, MI 

 

 

  07 poster winner 3

3rd Place 

Susick Elementary 

Troy, MI

   07 poster winner 4

4th Place 

Oakdale Christian School 

Grand Rapids, MI 

 

 

 


  2006 Contest Winners 

  2006 awareness poster - 1st place winner

1st Place 

Schickler Elementary School 

Lapeer, MI 

 

 

  2006 awareness poster - 2nd place winner

2nd Place 

Green Acres Elementary School 

Warren, MI 

 

 

 2006 awareness poster 3rd place winner

3rd Place 

Schickler Elementary School 

Lapeer, MI 

  2006 awareness poster - 4th place winner

4th Place 

Clarksville Elementary 

Clarksville, MI 

 


 

2005 Contest Winners 

 2005 1st place weather awareness poster winner

1st Place 

Susick Elementary School 

Troy, MI 

 

 

 2005 2nd place weather awareness poster winner

2nd Place 

Susick Elementary School 

Troy, MI 

 

 

2005 3rd place weather awareness poster winner

3rd Place 

Aspen Ridge School 

Ishpeming, MI 

 2005 4th place weather awareness poster winner

4th Place 

St. Johns, MI 

 


 2004 Contest Winners 

 2004 Awareness 1st place poster winner 

1st Place 

Southfield Christian Elementary School 

Southfield, MIl 

2004 Awareness 2nd Place winner 

2nd Place 

Greenwood Elementary Home School 

South Lyon, MI 

2004 Awareness 3rd Place winner 

3rd Place 

Gaylord Intermediate School 

Gaylord, MI 

2004 Awareness 4th place winner 

4th Place 

Way Elementary School 

West Bloomfield Hills, MI 

 

 


 

2003 Contest Winners 

 2003 Weather Awareness 1st place winner 

1st Place 

Greenwood Elementary 

Home School 

South Lyon, MI 

 2003 Weather Awareness 2nd place winner 

2nd Place 

Southfield Christian Elementary School 

Southfield, MI 

 2003 Weather Awareness 3rd place winner  

3rd Place 

Barnard Elementary 

Troy, MI 

 

 2003 Weather Awareness 4th place winner 

4th Place 

Averill School 

Lansing, MI 





 

2002 Contest Winners 

 1st place poster contest winner - Alex Nameth, St. Anselm Elementary School 

1st Place 

St. Anselm Elementary 

Dearborn Heights 

 2nd place poster contest winner 

2nd Place 

Greenwood Elementary Home School 

South Lyon 

 3rd place poster contest winner 

3rd Place 

Blissfield Elementary 

Blissfield 

 4th place winner 

4th Place 

Buchanan Elementary 

Livonia 





2001 Contest Winners 

 

 2001 first place winner 

1st Place 

Washington School 

Sault Ste Marie 

 2001 2nd place winner 

2nd Place 

Rudolf Steiner School 

Ann Arbor 

 2001 3rd place winner 

3rd Place 

Washington School 

Sault Ste. Marie 

 2001 4th Place  

4th Place 

East Jordan Public School 

East Jordan 



2000 Contest Winners 

2000 1st place winner 

1st Place 

Home School South Lyon 

2000 2nd place winner 

2nd Place 

St. Lukes Lutheran School 

Vassar 

2000 3rd place winner 

3rd Place 

Divine Child Elementary School 

Dearborn 

2000 4th Place winner 

4th Place 

Washington Elementary School 

Marine City 

 

 

 

 



Related Documents
Severe Weather Awareness poster contest winners from 1999 to 1996 PDF icon
poster contest rules PDF icon