The contest is open to all K through 4th graders in St. Louis city and county schools.
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, 7980 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117.
Poster entry must be received by Friday, February 26, 2016.
Winners will be announced on March 10, 2016.
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).
There is no designated theme this year. You may build off of an old theme, or choose to create something completely new! Old themes include: Know the number 1-800-222-1222 / Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons / Lock up Poisons / Safe Dosage and Safe Storage of Medicine. Themes can also come from the teacher’s lesson guide.
Entries can illustrate a message that communicates that poisonings can happen to people of any age including babies, children, adults and the elderly.
Entries should be no larger than 11” X 17”. Use big letters and keep drawings simple. Any medium may be used. More tips for creating a winning poster: