The town of Steele is conducting a communitywide competition for a town seal, and everyone has the opportunity to design it.

Officials recently met with Steele Jr. High School students to let them know about the competition. Alabama Sen. and Army veteran Phil Williams also attended.

The mayor and council are organizing this effort.

“Our interest is to engage our community to produce the town seal that best represents our town,” said Councilman Rick Barnes. “This is your opportunity to show off your craftsmanship and creativity.

The contest started Aug. 17, and will end Sept. 22. Barnes said contestants can go to www.townofsteele.org or stop by town hall for contest rules.

“All drawings and submissions have to be turned in by that day,” Barnes said. “The winners will be announced Oct. 3 at the National Night Out.”

The different age groups are third-fifth grades; sixth-eighth grades; ninth-12th grades; adults; and senior adults (60 years of age and older). All of the winners in these categories will receive $30. The overall winner will receive $50 and a visit to Samford University School of the Arts.

The judges are town elected official alumni Wayne Wood; water board member/alumni Mary Walker; library board member/alumni Lynda Fann; town elected official Nancy Miller-Borg; and youngest registered voter Adela Soto.

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