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2021 Poison Prevention Poster Contest:
Mr. Yuk Saves the Day


It’s that time of year again… Get ready to submit your posters for the 15th Annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest! The poster contest is open to all Washington students in grades Kindergarten through 6th. This year’s theme is: “Mr. Yuk Saves the Day!”

Submit your entry here

Contest Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021: Poster Contest Launches
  • Friday, February 26, 2021: Last Day to Submit Entries
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Winners Announced

Winners will receive…

  • A special classroom Zoom visit from the one and only Mr. Yuk, who will present the winner with the Mr. Yuk Award of Excellence
  • Zoom visits with the winner’s local state representatives during National Poison Prevention Week (March 21-27, 2021)
  • Artwork or video included in media packages for organizations across Washington state

Instructions & Rules

Select a category to enter:

  • Poster category: a one-page drawing, painting, or collage
  • Comic story category: a one-page illustrated story
  • Video category: a one-minute-long video

Read up on the rules

General rules

  • Entries needs to clearly demonstrate the theme: Mr. Yuk Saves the Day! The theme needs to be written/otherwise visible on the poster, comic, or video.</li
  • Include a full range of potential poisons, including chemicals cleaning products, plants, and medications
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign the Entry Form
  • You may submit only one entry per category. You are welcome to submit to more than one category, though (i.e., one poster and one video).

Poster rules

  • Team submissions will not be judged
  • Artwork can be in a horizontal or vertical format, with approximately 8 ½ x 11 inch dimensions
  • Artwork using bright, bold colors is strongly preferred (such as markers). Mixed media and unique hand-created cut-outs are allowed
  • Computer-generated artwork and/or stickers will not be accepted
  • The winning poster will be reduced in size, so the artwork and text need to be clear
  • Only JPG, JPEG, and PNG files will be accepted

Comic story rules

  • Team submissions will not be judged
  • Only 1 page with 8 ½ x 11 inch dimensions will be accepted. The comic may be vertical or horizontal format.
  • Color or black and white is acceptable
  • No computer generated artwork will be accepted. You may, however, include typed text.
  • Be sure artwork and text are clear and legible
  • Only JPG, JPEG, and PNG files will be accepted

Video rules

  • Videos can be a maximum of 1-minute long
  • Team submissions will be accepted, so long as every child’s parent/legal guardian completes and submits an entry form
  • Include the theme “Mr. Yuk Saves the Day” in a text format at some point during the video
  • Only MOV and MP4 files will be accepted

Create your masterpiece!

  • Visit our website for information on different types of potential “poisons”
  • Review our poison prevention curriculum resources that meet OSPI Substance Use and Abuse Learning Standards

Submit your entry

  • A parent or legal guardian needs to complete the entry form, linked here.

  • Upload your file in the entry form. Only JPG, JPEG, PNG, MP4, and MOV files will be accepted
  • Please name your files as the first and last name of the child (for example, johnsmith.jpg)
  • TEAM VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: only one team member will upload the video. If the video wins, parents/guardians of the other team members will be contacted for release forms
  • Submission deadline: February 26

Wait for winners to be announced!

  • There will be 1 winner per category
  • Winners announced on: March 10, 2021

Resources for schools:

Have questions?  Email mryuk@wapc.org.