Be SunWise With SHADE Poster Contest

sunwise poster contest

This deadline is coming up soon, but if your children or students are looking for a poster contest with fabulous prizes, then consider entering this one.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise program is teaming up with the SHADE Foundation of America to bring you their annual Poster Contest.  K-8th grade students are invited to submit original, creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness.

Awareness and prevention tips include, but are not limited to:

  • Using adequate sunscreen,
  • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses,
  • Seeking shade when UV rays are most intense – between 10 am and 4 pm,
  • Covering up with full-length clothing, and
  • Checking the UV index

There are prizes available for all ages.  The top five K-3 entries will receive digital cameras.  For the older students, a family trip to Disney World will be awarded to the top  entry.  Entries have to be received by April 1, 2013.  I realize that’s short notice, but the prizes could definitely be worth the rush.

This is a National contest, so entrants will be competing against students from around the country.

For full contest rules and to see past winners’ posters visit either the EPA SunWise, or the SHADE Foundation‘s websites.

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