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2010 'Safety-on-the-Job' Poster Contest Winners

Caleb Bush Family

Caleb Bush family

DES PLAINES, IL  (March 4, 2010) – Children from Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and Kuwait were the first place winners in the 8th annual American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) kids’ “safety-on-the-job” poster contest for best illustrating ‘being safe on the job’.  ASSE received 850+ posters from children aged 5-14 from 34 U.S. states and six countries for the contest aimed at teaching children what ASSE members --  their parents, relatives and friends -- do every day to prevent injury and illness at work. Unusual this year is that a brother, Michael Bock, 6, and sister, Haley Bock, 10, from North Carolina both won fourth place in their respective age groups out of hundreds of posters, and are past winners.  The names of the contestants are not known until after their poster is selected.

Tarheel Chapter Presentation of Award to Caleb Bush

The first place winners are:  5-6 age group – Anna Ball, 6, of Palm Coast, Florida; 7-8 age group – Abigail Jablon, 8, of Lexington, South Carolina; 9-10 age group – Taylin Crosen, 9, Winchester, Virginia; 11-12 age group – Fatima Parkar, 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait; and, 13-14 age group – Nehal Jajal, 13, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

In addition to the first place winners, second, third and fourth place posters were selected. Second place winners are: 5 – 6 age group – Caleb D. Bush, 6, Waxhaw, North Carolina; 7 –8 age group –  Ali Iqbal Khan, 8, Kuwait, Kuwait;  9 – 10 age group –  Kanija Winslet Cotta, 10, Kuwait City, Kuwait; 11—12 age group --  Vijay Anant, 11, Abhuhalifa, India; and,  13 – 14 age group --  Nilasis Bhattacharya, 13, Kuwait, Kuwait.

Tarheel Chapter's Presentation to Group at their Annual Fire and Life Safety Bowl

Third place winners are – 5 – 6 age group – Isaac Corbitt, 6, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; 7 –8 age group – P. Vaideki, 8, Kuwait, Kuwait;  9 – 10 age group – Abigail C. Helser, 9, Onancock, Virginia;  11—12 age group – Jessica Prevete, 12, Budd Lake, New Jersey; 13 – 14  age group – Zachary DeLano, 14, Ephrata, Washington. 

Fourth place winners are -- 5 – 6 age group –  Michael Bock, 6, Apex, North Carolina; 7 –8 age group –Aathishni Sivakumar, 7, Kuwait, Kuwait;  9 – 10 age group  – Haley Bock, 10, Apex, North Carolina;  11-12 age group – Christina Bear, 12, Golden, Colorado;  and,  13- 14 age group –  Amanda Carr, 14, Greenwich, New York.

The contest is open to ASSE members’ children, friends, co-workers’ children and/or organizations and schools they sponsor. The first place posters are featured on the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH, May 2-8) Week poster sent to thousands of businesses worldwide. The contest winners, contestants and families will also be recognized during ASSE NAOSH Week kick-off events May 2 and 3 in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian and the U.S. Department of Labor..

In addition to the U.S., posters were received from children in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Dominican Republic, India and Kuwait.

This year’s theme for NAOSH Week is “Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces”. NAOSH Week is a tool ASSE members, along with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and more than 60 corporations and trade association partners (http://www.asse.org/naosh09 for the full list) use to help raise awareness of the importance of occupational safety and health in everyone's lives.

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First place winners receive a $1,000 savings bond. Second place winners receive a $500 savings bond and the third and fourth place winners receive a $200 savings bond. All poster contest entrants receive a prize and are invited, along with their families and all ASSE members and guests, to attend the ASSE poster contest recognition events at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 3. This is preceded by the NAOSH kick-off and poster recognition events at the Smithsonian and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) with OSHA officials.  

In addition, a special recognition brunch will be held and sponsored by ASSE members from Region III (Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma) for the poster contest winners, all entrants and their families Sunday, May 2 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  To view photos of last year’s events go to www.asse.org/naosh09 and to www.asse.org/naosh10 for information on how you can participate. To order a free NAOSH 2010 poster please contact customerservice@asse.org or call 847-699-2929.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.  Go to www.asse.org/naosh10 for more information.


Age 5-6 Winners

First Place Winner
Anna Ball, 6 - Palm Coast, FL
Second Place Winner
Caleb D. Bush, 6 - Waxhaw, NC
Third Place Winner
Isaac Corbitt, 6 - Shaw Airforce Base, SC
Fourth Place Winner
Michael Bock, 6 - Apex, NC

Age 7-8 Winners

First Place Winner
Abigail Jablon, 8 - Lexington, SC
Second Place Winner
Ali Iqbal Khan, 8 - Kuwait, Kuwait
Third Place Winner
P. Vaideki, 8 - Kuwait, Kuwait
Fourth Place Winner
Aathishni Sivakumar, 7 - Kuwait, Kuwait

Age 9-10 Winners

First Place Winner
Taylin Crosen, 9 - Winchester, VA
Second Place Winner
Kanija Winslet Cotta, 10 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
Third Place Winner
Abigail C. Helser, 9 - Onancock, VA
Fourth Place Winner
Haley Bock, 10 - Apex, NC

Age 11-12 Winners

First Place Winner
Fatima Parkar, 12 - Ahmadi, Kuwait
Second Place Winner
Vijay Anant, 11 - Abhuhalifa, Kuwait
Third Place Winner
Jessica Prevete, 12 - Budd Lake, NJ
Fourth Place Winner
Christina Bear, 12 - Golden, CO

Age 13-14 Winners

First Place Winner
Nehal Jajal, 13 - Kuwait, Kuwait
Second Place Winner
Nilasis Bhattacharya, 13 - Kuwait, Kuwait
Third Place Winner
Zachary Delano, 14 - Ephrata, WA
Fourth Place Winner
Amanda Carr, 14 - Greenwich, NY

8th Annual ASSE Kids’ ‘SAFETY-ON-THE-JOB’ 2010 Poster Contest Rules for Children Aged 5-14

Celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week May 2 – 8, 2010 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day May 5, 2010

Please read and follow all the rules carefully so that all posters/drawings will be eligible. The posters that best illustrate Safety on the Job will be selected as winners out of each of the five age groups. Before the children begin drawing, we urge you to talk to them about your job and 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". Also, we hope to see you at our annual poster contest awards ceremony in Washington, D.C, May 3, 2010!


  1. Entry is open to ASSE members' children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews between the ages of 5 and 14. Chapters and members can also sponsor schools and students from their communities, from their workplace, etc. There are five age categories with a first, second, third and fourth place winner from each age category which are: 1) ages 5-6; 2) ages 7-8; 3) ages 9-10; 4) ages 11-12; and, 5) ages 13-14. Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of ASSE employees may not enter.
  2. The poster drawing must relate to the theme ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ and should illustrate an example of Safety on the Job/being safe at work. As you know, the description of the workplace is wide-ranging -- it can be at an office, a manufacturing plant, on the road, in a plane, on a train, a ship, a dock, at home, on the football field, a store, fire or police department, construction sites, state capitols, parks, pools, schools, etc. Encourage your children to be creative.
  3. The finished poster must be no larger than 11" x 14". Drawings should be submitted on heavy paper or poster illustration board. Crayons, magic markers or color pencils only should be used.  Those larger than 11” x 14” will be disqualified.
  4. Only one entry per child will be allowed. Parents/sponsors are limited to verbal assistance only. All drawings must be an individual effort and be free-hand originals. No traced pictures please.
  5. Each poster must have an official poster contest entry form attached on the back. All information on the entry form must be filled out.
  6. All entries MUST be postmarked by Sunday, February 14, 2010. All entries become the property of ASSE once submitted. Send posters to:

    ASSE/NAOSH Kids' ‘Safety-on-the-Job' Poster Contest
    ASSE Public Relations Department
    1800 E. Oakton Street

    Des Plaines, IL 60018
  1. Criteria for judging---creativity and how well the poster expresses the contest theme ‘Safety-on-the-Job’.
  2. Winning posters will be announced in March 2010. A panel of independent judges will choose the winners.
  3. Prizes will be awarded to each winner. The first place winner in each age group will receive a $1,000 savings bond, the second place winners receive a $500 savings bond and the third and fourth place winners each receive a $200 savings bond for U.S. entries. International winners will receive a comparable prize. All entrants receive a small prize.
  4. All poster contest winners, entrants and their families and ASSE members are invited to attend the ASSE kids' 'Safety-on-the-Job' poster contest awards ceremony, NAOSH kick-off and reception to be held Monday, May 3 in Washington, D.C. Details and other NAOSH national kick-off activities for the poster contest entrants, their families, supporters and members will be announced in early 2010. We hope to see you there!

Visit ASSE’s website www.asse.org/naosh for the latest poster contest information, applications, sample posters, NAOSH activities, news releases, photos, billboards and past winners.                     
If you have any questions please contact ASSE PR’s Pam Glinka at pglinka@asse.org  or ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929, CustomerService@asse.org.


View Poster Contest Press Release (docx)

Download these rules (doc)

Download the entry form (doc)