The York Fair is holding a Food Safety Poster Contest for area students age 8 to 18.

Posters must communicate food safety at the fairgrounds with themes such as hand washing, proper food storage and use of hand sanitizers.

Sonnewald Natural Foods is sponsoring the contest in York and will award cash prizes of $18, $16, $14, $12 and $10 for first through fifth place entries in three age categories: 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18.

The three first-place winners at the York Fair will be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for state level judging at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in January. Cash prizes there will be up to $100.

The local posters will be displayed at the York Fair. Information on entering the poster contest is available at On the website, click on "premium books & contests" then click on "2013 poster contest." Or call the York Fair office at (717) 848-2596.