The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to sponsor the sixth annual ASSE kids' ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest for members' children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews as part of the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. ASSE members and chapters can also sponsor schools or children from their workplace to enter the contest.
The poster contest begins today, September 19, 2007, and runs through Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008. Children in five age groups are invited to create and submit posters no larger than 11 x 14 that best illustrate being safe at work, to show an example of safety at work (check details below).
All entries must be postmarked by Thursday, February 14. The four winners in each of the five age groups will be announced a week later and the first-place winners in each age group's poster will be featured on the ASSE NAOSH 08 poster distributed worldwide.
An independent panel of judges will select the winning entries that best illustrate the theme ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ in their poster.
The contest is broken down into five age groups -- 1) ages 5-6; 2) ages 7-8; 3) ages 9-10; 4) ages 11-12; and 5) ages 13-14. The first place winner in each age group receives a $1,000 savings bond, the second place winner receives a $500 savings bond and the third and fourth place winners receive a $200 savings bond. All entrants will receive a prize and are invited to attend the ASSE poster contest awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Capitol Monday, May 5, 2008.
NAOSH Week, a tool we use to promote occupational safety and health, will be held countrywide and globally May 4 – 10, 2008. As part of NAOSH Week, the poster contest awards are distributed at the ASSE awards ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. All poster contest award winners, entrants and their family members along with all ASSE members are invited to attend the awards' event. Photos from last year's successful event can be viewed by going to www.asse.org/naosh07.
In addition, the posters will again be displayed in Washington, D.C. during NAOSH Week at the U.S. Department of Labor and during the NAOSH kick-off events. The Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA along with the ASSE President and a representative from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) will introduce the poster contest winners at the national NAOSH kick-off at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. prior to the ASSE U.S. Capitol awards event. Additional ASSE events will be announced in the Spring of 2008 and a listing of last year's activities can be found at www.asse.org/naosh07.
In 2007 ASSE reached close to 20 million people and 135,000 businesses worldwide with our workplace safety message and through the images of ASSE members' children's poster contest entries. We thank you.
The posters will also be displayed at ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference & Exposition in June of 2008.
The entry form and contest rules follow. Please read and follow all the rules carefully so that all posters/drawings will be eligible. Before the children begin drawing, we urge you to talk to them about workplace safety and provide examples of what risks occupational safety, health and environmental professionals address every day on-the-job, and if possible, provide them with examples of workplace situations. Visit www.asse.org/naosh for examples of children's workplace safety posters and ASSE's "Safety Through the Decades" timeline. Have fun and as they say in the in the Wild, Wild West "Draw Partner".
Visit ASSE’s website www.asse.org/naosh08 for the latest poster contest information, applications, sample posters, NAOSH activities and past winners.