The Washington Poison Center is excited to announce that this year’s winner of the annual statewide Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest is Jason Ho, an 11 year-old fifth grader from Parkside Elementary School in Des Moines, WA.
Jason’s vibrant poster was selected as the winner from over 300 submissions from kids all across the state. His art will be shared with organizations statewide to promote National Poison Prevention Week March 19th -25th. Each year Poison Prevention Week focuses on educating the public about the potential dangers of poisons and drugs, which are the leading cause of unintentional death in Washington State.
Students from all over the state participated on their own or through their school. In addition to the grand prize winner, two talented artists have been named runners up and will also receive a small cash prize:
- Mia Cohn, age 10 of Parkside Elementary in Des Moines, WA
- Lynette Dobson, age 10 of Vista Elementary in Kennewick, WA
From March 19-25, 2017, during National Poison Prevention Week, Jason’s poster and the posters of the two runners up will be featured on the Washington Poison Center website (www.wapc.org) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MrYukWA). The staff at the Washington Poison Center invites everyone across the state to participate in poison prevention week in the following ways:
- Program the free poison center phone number into your cell phone: 1-800-222-1222
- Safely dispose of unwanted medications at a disposal location. Find a location near you at www.takebackyourmeds.org
- Poison-Proof your home placing items up and out of reach
- Request Mr. Yuk stickers by calling our toll-free number and requesting a “Yuk Pack”
- To download materials and social media graphics, visit http://www.aapcc.org/prevention/nppw/