Shriners Hospital invites kids to enter burn prevention poster contest

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Northern California Shriners Hospital invites children in kindergarten through 3rd grade to enter the Safety Begins at Home poster contest. Safety Begins at Home is an interactive burn prevention program organized by Shriners Hospitals for Children for elementary school children as a public service. All children who attend in the program will receive a contest entry. Additional entries may be requested by sending email to PreventBurns@shrinenet.org.

The posters may be completed using crayons, colored markers or colored pencils. Entries will be judged by Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief of burn surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, and the pediatric burn team. The winning posters will be published in The Sacramento Bee Kids Day newspaper on October 7, 2014, and displayed at the Sacramento Shriners Hospital during Fire Prevention Week (October  5 through 11, 2014).

All entries must include the child's name, age, school, and a contact phone number and/or email address. Participants also are encouraged to include the name of their teacher. Entries are due on or before August 1, 2014. 

Mail entries to:

Prevention Poster Contest
c/o Public Relations
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

To learn more about Safety Begins at Home and other community outreach programs offered by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, please call 916-453-2018 or send email to PreventBurns@shrinenet.org. Safety Begins at Home is provided at no charge to the public, but reservations are required.