The Monmouth County Sheriff is inviting fourth graders to show what they like best about Monmouth County by creating a poster.

To commemorate National County Government Month, fourth grade students  are invited to make a poster around the theme "My County."

The artwork can depict anything your child finds special and unique to Monmouth County. So let their imaginations run wild!

The poster must be mailed or delivered to the Monmouth County Surrogate's Office at the Hall of Records (1 East Main St., Freehold) by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 1st.

Here are the rules for the contest:

--  Posters must be on a standard 22-inch by 28-inch poster board.

-- The words "Monmouth County" must appear at the top of the poster in 4-inch letters with black marker.

-- The student's name, teacher's name and school must be printed neatly in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.

As students study the state of NJ and what county government does each day in their social studies classes, they can even use that understanding to make a poster of why Monmouth County government is  special!

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden says "The Constitutional Officers work harmoniously to provide safety, security, vital records and estate resolution assistance to the 600,000-plus residents of Monmouth County." And that's something to appreciate!

Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third-place winners. Nine posters will also receive honorable mentions. Each of the twelve posters will be individually displayed at the Monmouth County Clerk's Office. (All posters will become the property of the Constitutional Officers Association and the County of Monmouth.)

Selected posters may also appear on a published calendar or in other public places.

For more info, CLICK HERE or contact Patty Coyne at the Surrogate's Office at 732-431-7330, ext. 7331.