In recognition of Burn Awareness Week in Manitoba, which is January 31 to February 6; the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund would like to invite students in Grades 5 to 8 to submit original artwork featuring fire and burn prevention safety messages for a provincial poster contest. Each year an estimated 9,000 children in Canada visit hospital emergency rooms for burn treatments, and almost half of these have suffered scalds from hot liquids. Most Canadian parents do not know that the most common cause of burn injuries to children is not from fire but from hot liquid scalds, such as spilled hot drinks and tap water.
(Source: Safe Kids Canada)
Prizes will be awarded to four students, one from grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 selected from entries submitted throughout the province of Manitoba. Winners will receive an iPod Touch, $500.00 for their school and safety materials for their classmates and teacher. Winning posters will be displayed on the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund websites for one year.
Posters should reflect one area of fire/bum prevention (open the resource below).
The deadline for submissions is April 4th, 2016. But please, submit your posters to your homeroom teachers or the Resource room by March 24, 2016 (the last day of school before Spring Break).
Complete rules are outlined in the PDF below:
Good luck to all artists!