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Annual Poster Contest Rules

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Annual Poster Contest Rules 2023-01-17T10:17:30-08:00


It’s that time of year again… Get ready to submit your posters for the 17th Annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest! The poster contest is open to all Washington students in grades Kindergarten through 6th. This year’s theme is: “Where is Mr. Yuk Stuck?”

Contest Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023: Poster Contest Launches
  • Friday, February 10, 2023: Last Day to Submit Entries
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Winner Announced

The grand prize winner will receive…

  • A Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • A party for their classroom, with a special visit from the one and only Mr. Yuk
  • A visit with their local state representatives
  • Artwork featured on the Washington Poison Center’s website, social media, & in a press release
  • Artwork included in media packages for organizations across Washington state


Read up on the rules

  • Entries need to clearly demonstrate the theme: Where is Mr. Yuk Stuck?
    • The theme needs to be clearly written on the poster
  • Have the Poison Helpline number (1-800-222-1222) clearly written/otherwise visible on the poster
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign the Entry Form
  • You may submit only one poster entry
  • Artwork can be in a horizontal or vertical format, on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper
    • The winning poster will be reduced in size, so the artwork and text need to be clear
  • Team submissions will not be judged
  • Artwork using bright, bold colors is strongly preferred (such as markers). Mixed media and unique hand-created cut-outs are allowed.
  • Computer-generated artwork will not be accepted

Create your masterpiece!

Submit your entry

  • A parent or legal guardian needs to complete the entry form, linked here
  • Mail the poster and entry form to:

Washington Poison Center
155 NE 100th St., Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98125

  • Emailed submissions will not be judged
  • Teachers may submit a packet of posters from their classroom, provided each poster has an entry form with a signed release (by a parent or guardian) attached
  • Posters must be mailed by Friday, February 10

 Wait for the winner to be announced!

  • The Washington Poison Center will call the parent/guardian of the winner on March 10 (via the phone number listed on the entry form)
  • The winner will also be announced on the Washington Poison Center’s Facebook page and in a press release

Resources for schools:

Have questions?  Email mryuk@wapc.org.