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Annual Poster Contest

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Congratulations to Lily Fernley, 4th Grade, Shorewood Elementary, Burien, Washington, for winning the 2019 Washington Poison Center Poison Prevention Poster Contest

Seattle, WA – After reviewing a record number of 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 2019 Poison Prevention Poster Contest sponsored by Swedish is Lily Fernley, a 4th grade student at Shorewood Elementary in Burien, Washington. Lily’s artwork was chosen from over
400 entries.

“Lily’s artwork colorfully reflects how Mr. Yuk comes to the rescue for people needing assistance with poisonings, drug overdoses, or toxic exposures,” said Dr. Erica Liebelt, executive/medical director for the Washington Poison Center. “We liked how Lily creatively wove together the image of Mr. Yuk with what she learned from the poison prevention curriculum, especially to LOOK: lock it up, out of reach, out of sight, keep safe.”

Schools that submitted artwork to the poison prevention poster contest include: Adams Elementary, Covington Elementary, Chimacum Creek Primary School, Discovery Elementary, East Hill Elementary, Farwell Elementary, Fisher’s Landing Elementary, Four Heros Elementary, Hedden Elementary, Home Works, Logan Elementary, Marvista Elementary, Midway Elementary, Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Prune Hill Elementary, Saga School, Sage Crest Elementary, Shorewood Elementary, Skyridge Middle School, St. Mary Catholic School, and St. Patrick Catholic School.

Mr. Yuk and Lily will be delivering the official Washington State Poison Prevention Poster to legislators in Olympia on March 19th, along with sending copies to 1,500 public and private elementary schools throughout Washington state.

To order a poster or for additional questions please contact: Arti Patel, Public Health and Education Director apatel@wapc.org or 206-517-2380.

Save the Date for the 2020 Poison Prevention Poster Contest

We’re already planning for next year, so please save the date for the 2020 Poison Prevention Poster Contest:

  • December 2, 2019-January 31, 2020
    • Theme: Mr. Yuk is Always Here to Help
      • Poster Contest Launches: Monday, December 2, 2019
      • Last Day to Submit Artwork: Friday, January 31, 2020

Mr. Yuk School Assembly Program

Remember, Mr. Yuk offers school assembly programs that meet OSPI Substance Use and Abuse Learning Standards. For more information, questions or to schedule a school assembly, contact: Arti Patel, apatel@wapc.org.

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