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Annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest

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Annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest 2020-03-26T21:36:46-08:00

Congratulations to Vivian Vuong for winning the
2020 Washington Poison Center Poison Prevention Poster Contest

After reviewing entries from kindergarten through 6th grade students across Washington state, Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Poison Prevention Poster Contest is Vivian Vuong, a 4th grade student at Shorewood Elementary in Burien, Washington. Vivian’s artwork was selected from many outstanding entries coming from across the state of Washington.

The 2020 Poison Prevention Poster Contest asked Washington students grades kindergarten through 6th to develop life-saving artwork demonstrating the theme “Mr. Yuk is Always Here to Help.” Over 1,500 private and public elementary schools throughout Washington state were mailed the Poison Prevention Poster Contest materials, including specially designed poison prevention curriculum to assist students in learning how Mr. Yuk helps keep people safe from poisonous and toxic substances. Since 2006, more than 3,000 elementary students have submitted artwork illustrating the many ways that Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center assist Washingtonians, hospital clinical staff, and first responders, 24/7/365.

“Vivian’s artwork colorfully reflects this year’s theme of how ‘Mr. Yuk is always here to help’ people needing assistance with poisonings, drug overdoses, or toxic exposures,” said Dr. Erica Liebelt, Executive and Medical Director for the Washington Poison Center. “We liked how Vivian creatively wove together the image of Mr. Yuk with what she learned from our poison prevention curriculum, especially to LOOK: lock it up, out of reach, out of sight, keep safe.” Vivian’s artwork was transformed into the official Washington State Poison Prevention Poster, which was distributed to elementary schools throughout Washington state in time for National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, 2020.

Schools that submitted artwork to the poison prevention poster contest include: Shorewood Elementary, Fort Colville Elementary, Des Moines Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, Grant Elementary, View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy, Chattaroy Elementary, Alki Elementary, Logan Elementary, Liberty School, Heritage Christian School, Silverwood School, Davis Elementary, and MCP/Homeschool.

Washington State Poison Prevention Posters are available for free. To order, or for any additional questions, contact mryuk@wapc.org.

We’re already planning for next year, so please stay tuned for next year’s Poison Prevention Poster Contest.

Thanks again for your support of the Washington Poison Center’s Poison Prevention Poster Contest.