The York County Department of Emergency Services is inviting students across York County to participate in its annual poster contest.

For this year's contest, students in grades K-8 are asked to focus on how 911 service will evolve in the future. Entrants should create a poster that reflects how technology might change the way emergency calls are made and received by the year 2040.

Students in grades 9-12 are asked to create a poster exploring one or more actions to take when tornadoes strike. Contestants can visit to learn more about tornadoes.

All posters must be submitted on or before March 31. Winners are announced in April during National Telecommunicators Week. The contest is open to all York County students in grades K-12. One winner will be selected from each grade. Each winner will receive a prize package.

Posters can be mailed or delivered to Amy Smith at the York County Department of Emergency Services, 120 Davies Drive, York, Pa., 17402. Information regarding the poster contest is available by selecting "Poster Contest" at For questions or more information, call 840-2948.