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2012 Poster Contest

 Emergency Kit Cook-Off 2012

The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) will again partner with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale and the accomplished Chef Jon-Paul Hutchins to bring you this unique National Preparedness Month activity.

The public will vote for the emergency kit ingredients that they want to “stump” Chef Hutchins with. Last year, voters chose peanut butter, canned chicken, black beans, rice, applesauce, dried cranberries, instant coffee and evaporated milk. What ingredients end up in the "black box" this year is ultimately up to you. Whatever they are, we're confident in Chef Hutchins' ability to create something delectable.

As in 2011, the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) challenges home cooks to submit their own recipes using all or some of the "black box" ingredients. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Updates about the 2012 Cook-off will be posted here, on the AzEIN Facebook page ( and tweeted under @AzEIN with the hashtag #KitCookoff as they are announced.


For more information on the Kit Cook-off visit our webpage.

 "Just in Case Arizona" Poster Contest

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is sponsoring a poster contest to promote emergency preparedness among school-aged children. This year we are asking students to develop a poster that educates the community about heat emergencies, including power outage preparedness.


Students are encouraged to use their art and language skills to create a poster that conveys key messages about preparing for emergencies and staying safe during times of extreme heat or power outage. Posters should incorporate ideas from online resources such as and


The poster contest is open to students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Winners will be selected according to grade level. An over-all winner will also be selected, and the winning student’s poster will be professionally printed and distributed across the state. Prizes will also be distributed to winning students.


The Arizona Preparedness Month poster contest will start with the beginning of the school year in August and the last day to turn in posters is at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.


Please contact Juanita Roberts at (602) 364-0551 or with any questions. To download the contest rules and suggestions, right-click on the these links:


·         Arizona Preparedness Month Poster Contest Suggestions


·         Arizona Preparedness Month Poster Contest Rules


To register school participation, go to 2012 Preparedness Poster Contest Registration.