It’s that time of year again! Get ready to submit your posters for the 11th Annual Statewide Poison Prevention Poster Contest!
Rules and Entry Form:
National Poison Prevention Week is celebrated every third week in March.
- Our next PPW will be March 18-24, 2018
- Contest is open to Washington kids in grades 1-5 for the 2017-2018 school year
- Poster entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 3rd, 2018
Please use this entry form when submitting all posters.
- Posters should be on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper
- Poster designs, drawings, and details should be unique and fully created by the artist.
- Please do not use Mr. Yuk stickers (a drawing of Mr. Yuk is okay) or computer generated photos or images.
- It is okay to create and glue-on unique cut-outs (for example, using green construction paper to create Mr. Yuk).
- Do not use holiday themes
- Use bright, bold, and contrasting colors
- You may use any media (marker, crayon, oil pastels), but generally felt-tip markers show up best and are highly recommended
- Make sure to use correct spelling! Commonly misspelled words include: Mr. Yuk, alcohol, poison, health, liquid, medicine, safety, caution, Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
- There is no designated theme, but you can build off an old theme/slogan:
- Yuk Means No
- Yuk Keeps Me Safe
- Yuk to the Rescue.
- Or create your own slogan that is short and to the point
- Use big letters and keep drawings simple
- Posters are judged based on: originality, design, neatness, artwork, incorporation of Mr. Yuk, and overall poison prevention message
- At this time, all posters must be submitted by an individual.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive…
- Monetary award
- A trip to Olympia with their families and Mr. Yuk to meet their local state legislators
- Their poster will be transformed into a mini-poster used throughout the state for National Poison Prevention Week March 18-24, 2018
Mail Entries to:
- Washington Poison Center
- Attn: Poster Contest
- 155 NE 100th St, Suite 100
- Seattle, WA 98125
Thank you to our generous sponsor, Umpqua Bank!
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