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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 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!

2009 Contest Winners

Age 5-6 Winners

First Place Winner
Caylin M. Wigger, 6 - Chandler, IN
Second Place Winner
Carli Hamilton, 6 - Bunker Hill, WV
Third Place Winner
Tylan Porterfield, 6 - Branchburg, NJ
Fourth Place Winner
Laura E. Cummings, 5 - Gasport, NY

Age 7-8 Winners

First Place Winner
Abigail C. Helser, 8 - Portage, WI
Second Place Winner
Sage O'Neill, 8 - Neshanic Station, NJ
Third Place Winner
Carley Jarman, 8 - San Antonio, TX
Fourth Place Winner
Taylin Crosen, 8 - Winchester, VA

Age 9-10 Winners

First Place Winner
Taylor Visker, 9 - Moses Lake, WA
Second Place Winner
Ivy Barker, 10 - Warm Springs, VA
Third Place Winner
Chloe Dingwall, 9 - Oregon City, OR
Fourth Place Winner
James Munsell, 9 - Centerburg, OH

Age 11-12 Winners

First Place Winner
Hayley Lemens, 12 - Pendleton, OR
Second Place Winner
Valentina Whelan, 11 - Valrico, FL
Third Place Winner
Immanuel A. Rakshana, 11 - Shuaiba, Kuwait
Fourth Place Winner
Robin Newman, 12 - Madison, AL

Age 13-14 Winners

First Place Winner
Amanda Carr, 13 - Greenwich, NY
Second Place Winner
Mo Ishan Iqbal, 13 - Kuwait
Third Place Winner
Ostin Y.E. Uni, 13 - Yumbo Valle, Colombia
Fourth Place Winner
Zachary Delano, 13 - Ephrata, WA


Visit ASSE’s website 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  or ASSE Customer Service at 847-699-2929,


View Poster Contest Press Release (docx)

Download these rules (doc)

Download the entry form (doc)