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WIU hosting ‘Mask Up’ poster contest

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MACOMB (WGEM) -- The Western Illinois Department of Communication and the Social Media Lab are working together to bring mask awareness to the city of Macomb.

WIU Communications Associate Professor, Josh Averbeck, said the idea came from the mask-up campaign the University started in the summer.

"We've done a few things, just trying to make masks normal. That's the primary goal."

Averbeck said the posters will be a nice reminder for everyone to keep their mask on.

"A lot of people have been thinking about how they just have their own behaviors to be responsible for. I have to wear my mask and I hope that my neighbor does it," Averbeck said. "Sometimes we don't feel comfortable saying something to someone. This is a way they can participate in that and remind everyone that they want to make sure they're safe."

To enter one must create a poster, with the mask up message, that represents the community and the university.

Anyone can participate in the contest, there will be a university winner and a community winner.

After the two winners' are selected, their work will be displayed on campus, throughout the community, and on social media.

The deadline to submit the poster is March 19 for the instructions and the entry link, CLICK HERE.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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