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Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest
National Poison Prevention Week is March 15–21, 2015
Rules and Guidelines:
The “Missouri Poison Center Poster Contest” is open to all students in kindergarten through fourth
grade from any school in St. Louis City and County.
2. All posters from each school may be sent together. Posters may be mailed or hand-delivered during
business hours (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to: Missouri Poison Center at 7980 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO
3. Posters must be received by Friday, February 27, 2015.
4. Posters will be judged on creativity, originality, neatness and poison prevention message.
5. Student’s name, grade level and school must be printed or labeled on the back of each poster (please
make sure this does not bleed through the poster).
6. The themes of the poster contest are Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons and Poisonings Span a Lifetime.
Posters with general poison prevention message(s) are also encouraged. Entries should illustrate a
message that communicates that poisonings can happen to people of any age including children,
adults and the elderly. If you have any questions please email: [email protected]
7. One poster will be selected as the overall Grand Prize Winner. Four runners-up (one winner from
each grade level) will be selected as 1st place winners. Six posters will be selected as Honorable
a. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a one-year family membership to The Magic House-St. Louis
Children’s Museum, a Pointer’s Pointersaurus Pizza party for his/her class, Mr. Yuk t-shirt and a
surprise goodie bag.
b. The 1ST Place Winners will receive a Ted Drewes Frozen Custard party for his/her class, a Mr. Yuk
t-shirt and a surprise goodie bag.
c. The Honorable Mentions will receive a Mr. Yuk t-shirt and certificate.
8. The winning posters and honorable mentions will be displayed during Poison Prevention Week.
9. Posters must be at least 8½” by 11” in size and no larger than 11” X 17”. The posters can be
horizontally or vertically oriented, and any medium may be used.
10. The Missouri Poison Center will mail posters for any teachers who are interested in your student’s
posters being forwarded to the National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest in Washington, D.C..
For more information, visit the National Poison Prevention Week website at :