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 www.justincasearizona.com and www.ready.gov/kids.
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 Juanita.Roberts@azdhs.gov 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.