Poison Prevention Week Council Announces Poster Contest Winners

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Contest designed to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and the importance of poisoning prevention.

We are extremely proud of the winners and are excited to share their work

The Poison Prevention Week Council today announced the winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest.

National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council conducts a nationwide poster contest to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and the importance of poisoning prevention. The winning poster in each division will be featured on the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week posters. First, second and third place winners in each division will be posted on http://www.poisonprevention.org.

More than 150 posters were submitted from around the nation. One winner was selected in each of the three divisions: grades kindergarten through two; three through five; and six through eight.

The winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest are as follows:

  • Grades kindergarten through two: Colby Johnson from Mercer, Pennsylvania
  • Grades three through five: Alayna Ryan from Antwerp, Ohio
  • Grades six through eight: Natalie Loos from Jacksonville, Florida

Winners were selected based on creativity, design and poisoning prevention messages.

“The children, and the art teachers who inspire them, continue to impress us with their creativity and talent,” said Courtney Wilson, Poison Prevention Week Council chair. “It has been a pleasure to review all of the submissions. We are extremely proud of the winners and are excited to share their work.”

Posters can be ordered through the Poison Prevention Week Council website: http://www.poisonprevention.org.

For more information, the media may contact Courtney Wilson, Chair, Poison Prevention Week Council, at 703.894.1864, or wilson(at)aapcc(dot)org.

NPPW is held on the third week in March each year and is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. However, every day people can and do prevent poisonings. We invite you to review the information on our website and become actively involved in helping ensure the safety of children and adults in your home and your community. NPPW will be turning 51 in 2013. To learn more, visit http://www.poisonprevention.org

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