Paterson, NJ – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution which granted women the right to vote, Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof expanded the 24th annual "My County Poster Calendar" to give the Fourth-Grade contestants the option to submit a poster based on the theme of women’s suffrage.

"The contest was open to all Fourth-Graders because the majority of Fourth-Graders study New Jersey state history as part of their social studies curriculum," said Ireland-Imhof. "The goal of this ongoing program is to create a poster that reflects all that is special and unique about Passaic County: the history, places of local interest, recreational opportunities, as well as our ethnic and cultural diversity."

With the expansion to allow the students to submit posters based on the Nineteenth Amendment, many entries were submitted depicting this theme. 

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A panel of female guest judges, including Passaic County Community College’s Art Professor Mary Dajnak, had the difficult task of selecting this category’s top winners.  “I was quite impressed to see so many students submit a poster regarding women’s suffrage.  It’s great to know that even 100 years later, the up and coming generation has a genuine appreciation for the difficult work accomplished by the suffragists long before us” said Clerk Ireland-Imhof. 

The winners will be announced at the Contest Award Ceremony which will be held on January 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Passaic County Police Academy located at 214 Oldham Road, Wayne, New Jersey.  All are welcome to attend.

Copies of the posters will be on display at schools, libraries and government buildings throughout Passaic County and available to download at www.passaiccountyclerk.org starting January 31, 2020.