Fire safety and prevention poster contest

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, Cosumnes Fire, and Safe Kids Greater Sacramento invite all Pre-K through 6th grade students to participate in a fire safety and prevention poster contest.

The Shriners Hospital burn team is devoted to prevention education and research and works in concert with the community to promote health and safety.  The professional team at Shriners Hospital leads prevention studies on many topics and is recognized for its investigations on the use of Halogen Lamps, Fire Imagery in Toy Advertising, Microwavable Cup of Soup, Circle of Safety, Scald Burns, Residential Sprinklers and more. Shriners Hospital also conducts a burn prevention program for school children called Safety Begins at Home. To learn more about the fire prevention week, please visit the National Fire Protection Association website at and

Fire Prevention Poster

The poster contest theme is: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm

The poster submission deadline is October 30, 2015. The winning posters from each grade will be judged by fire service personnel and hospital staff and the winners will be notified by November 4, 2015.

Three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be chosen from each grade level. One grand prize winner will receive –$100 for their elementary school, a pizza party for their class and a Dalmatian toy for themselves. The winner’s poster will be used in promotional material where appropriate.
All winners will be honored at an awards ceremony where food and refreshments will be served at Shriners Hospitals for Children, attended by their parents, teachers, principals and local fire officials at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015.


1. The suggested contest theme is: ““Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”.
2. Posters should promote fire prevention and encourage fire safety awareness in the home, school and community.
3. Posters must be drawn on an 8 ½ by 11 inch letter-sized paper
4. Student’s name, school, grade and teacher’s name must be on the back of the poster.
5. Nothing but the artwork and the theme are to appear on the front of the poster.
6. One (1) entry per student.
7. Posters are to be completed by students, without assistance.
8. Entries using computer-generated imaging will NOT be accepted.
9. A panel of judges will select the winning posters based on originality, clarity of message, design and age-appropriate skill . The decision of the judges is final.
10. Submit posters by October 30, 2015 to: Kelsey Hartman-Viega.

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd, Suite 718
Sacramento, CA 95817


Questions? Please Kelsey Hartman-Viega at














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