Representatives of Cummins Filtration and the Putnam County Board of Education are reminding area students that the entry deadline is fast approaching for the Cummins Filtration Eyes of Diversity 2010 contest. At 4 pm on the deadline day - which is Friday, Sept. 13 - members of the Cummins Filtration Cookeville Diversity Council will collect all entries from participating schools. Putnam County students in grades 5 through 12 and Dodson Branch Elementary School students in grades 5 through 8 are encouraged to participate in the contest by entering 2-D art, poetry, or essays that promote an understanding and acceptance of social, ethnic and/or cultural diversity. Prizes will be awarded to students and their schools for the most creative and innovative entries in each category for two separate age groups. Judging will be completed by Oct. 6, and prizes include a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond for the first-place winner, a $750 bond for the second-place winner and $500 bond for the third-place winner. For more information about the contest, or to pick up an entry form, call or visit the participating school nearest you. In the photo above, from the left, are Elizabeth Hoegeman, Cummins Filtration plant manager, with Putnam County Schools personnel Mae Fowler, supervisor of curriculum and instruction, Sharon Griggs, grades 3-8 instructional services curriculum supervisor, and Dr. Kathleen Airhart, director of schools.