National Poison Prevention Week Council
Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest Guidelines
The purpose of the contest is to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and poison
prevention. The winning posters in each division will be published on the future Poison Prevention
Week poster. First, second, and third place winners in each division will be posted on
By submitting an entry to the poster contest, the applicant agrees to the following guidelines. The
artist allows the Council to adapt, reproduce and distribute the posters nationally. First, second,
and third place posters in all divisions will be returned to the winning student. All other posters will
not be returned unless requested at the time of submission by the artist. Late requests cannot be
honored. Submitted posters are property of the National Poison Prevention Week Council. The
following information will be added to the winning poster: Poison Hotline toll free number, Poison
Prevention Week Date, Artist’s first name, Poison Prevention Week Council website URL. Public
recognition information will be in accordance with all child protection laws. Posters will be judged
by members of the National Poison Prevention Week Council. The artist of the winning poster will
be notified by August 1, 2011, affiliated teachers will be notified as well. An Artwork Submission
and Release Form must be taped to the back of each entry, and entries will not be considered
without one. (Download the form at www.poisonprevention.org). In addition, clearly print the
artist’s name in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.
1. The contest has three divisions: kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through
5th grade; and 6th through 8th grade.
3. The themes of the poster contest are Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons
and Poisonings Span a Lifetime. Entries should illustrate a message that
communicates that poisonings can happen to people of any age including
children, adults and the elderly.
4. Entries can not include any state or regional logos or symbols. Trademark
symbols, company names, or characters (e.g. Snoopy, Clorox, Tide, Tylenol,
Motrin) are prohibited.
5. There are no size requirements for submission. Entries can be horizontally or
6. Original art must be submitted. Copies will not be accepted.
8. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2011.
9. Poster entries should be mailed to:
AAPCC – Poster Contest
515 King Street, #510, Alexandria, VA 22314
For information about the poster contest, poisoning, and poison
prevention visit the Poison Prevention Week Council website at