Every year the nation recognizes the 3rd week in March as “National Poison Prevention Week.” This year is no different. Poisonings are the leading cause of accidental death in Washington. There were more deaths last year from poisonings than from car crashes and falls. Children, teens, adults, and seniors are all at risk.
The Washington Poison Center is looking for a poster that will let people know how they can be safe from poisoning. We promote Poison Prevention Week on mini posters throughout the state. See our Contest Rules for theme, entry deadline, and rules.
One talented child in grades 1-5 will be chosen as the Mr. Yuk Poster Contest winner, and their winning design will be used as our State’s official Poison Prevention Week poster. The winner will also receive $400, Mr. Yuk will visit their classroom, and they will meet their lawmakers at our state capitol. See our previous winners!
Have questions? Email our Health Educator and Outreach Specialists.
For Teachers, we have a Teacher’s Guide with ideas for lesson plans for several age groups