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Kids’ poster contest with Mr. Yuk
“Be safe with Mr. Yuk!” is the theme for the 2013 Washington Poison Center Poster Contest. The winning poster will be part of the 2013 Poison Prevention Week campaign, celebrated across the state in March.
The Poison Center is looking for young artists to create poison safety awareness through eye-catching posters displaying suggestions on how Mr. Yuk helps keep them safe when taking medications, using household chemicals or pesticides in the yard. The contest is open to all 6- to 12-year-olds in Washington state.
The top prize is a $500 check card and a visit from Mr. Yuk, and the winning design will be featured as the poster for Poison Prevention Week in Washington state. Four runners up will each receive a $100 check card. All contest participants will be acknowledged.
“The best time to begin poison education is with children,” said Jim Williams, executive director of the WAPC. “After all, the Poison Center is the best place for people to call for help when exposed to poisons or to ask questions regarding medications, household products, bites and stings, or any substance that can harm them.”
For more information on how to enter and on poison prevention, visit www.wapc.org.