2022 National Poison Prevention Week Contest


Voting is now closed.

Thank you to all who created videos and cast votes!

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2022 winner during National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26.

Check out all of this year's amazing videos in our gallery:

https://bit.ly/NPPW2022Gallery


Home safety and poison prevention is something that is necessary for everyone at every age, babies to older adults. While considerations change depending on a family member’s age, it’s important to practice safety in the home to prevent unnecessary poisonings.


Background:

National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), the third week in March each year, is a nationally designated week highlighting the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Annually, the National Poison Prevention Week Council sponsors a nationwide contest and other activities to engage the community in helping to ensure the safety of children and adults.

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to participate in a poison safety poster showcase. Posters will be featured on the National Poison Prevention Week Council social media platforms for all participants to view and share. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. All participants will be recognized by the council.

Students in grades five through twelve are invited to participate in a video contest. Videos will be featured on the National Poison Prevention Week Video Gallery, social media platforms and will be eligible to win prizes. All participants will be recognized by the council.

All public recognition information will be posted to protect the children’s identity except where agreed to in the consent and media release.

To get ideas for topics, all participants are invited to visit the AAPCC Virtual Escape Room with the following link: https://sites.google.com/view/poison-escape-room/home

Objectives:

1. Create awareness to be able to identify poisons throughout the home.

2. Prevent poisonings through the establishment of safety practices throughout the home.

3. Raise awareness of the free Poison Help Hotline, 1-800-222-1222.

Congratulations to our previous contest winners!


Click below to watch the top National Poison Prevention Week Video from the 2021 contest:

2021 Grand Prize Winner: Collin from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Click below to watch the top National Poison Prevention Week Video from the 2020 contest:

2020 Grand Prize Winner: Ryan from Auburn, Washington

Please visit our galleries to view last year's poster and video entries:

https://bit.ly/NPPW_YouTube

https://bit.ly/NPPW2021_Poster_Showcase

Ready to get started?

Scroll down and click the submit button to learn more and begin your entry.

If you have questions, please call National Poison Prevention Week Council Chair (Ms Cordz) at 503-404-3232 or email: NPPW@marketactives.com

Please note: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.


2022 National Poison Prevention Week Contest

Voting is now closed.

Thank you to all who created videos and cast votes!

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2022 winner during National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26.

Check out all of this year's amazing videos in our gallery: 

https://bit.ly/NPPW2022Gallery


Theme: Poison Awareness and Control is for Everyone!

Home safety and poison prevention is something that is necessary for everyone at every age, babies to older adults. While considerations change depending on a family member’s age, it’s important to practice safety in the home to prevent unnecessary poisonings.

Who can enter?

  • The video contest is open to all 5th through 12th graders in the United States. Videos can be created by individuals or groups.
  • If submitting as a group, the group must designate a lead producer/director to submit their video on the group's behalf.
  • The lead producer will receive contest communications for the group.
  • All participants must complete a Consent and Media Release Form. For those participants under the age of 18, this form must be completed by a parent or guardian.


What is the goal of the video contest?

To create poison prevention safety messaging by kids, for kids, that can also be used to educate the public about the dangers of poisons.


Objectives:

1. Create awareness to be able to identify poisons throughout the home.

2. Prevent poisonings through the establishment of safety practices throughout the home.

3. Raise awareness of the free Poison Help Hotline, 1-800-222-1222.


What are the Technical Requirements?

  • Official entry form found below must be completed.
  • Student(s) must name their video file with their name (or group name), grade level, and school/organization (ex: Joe_video_GR4_HopeSchool or Joe_video_GR4_GirlScoutTroop90622).
  • Grade Level Groupings: Grades 5-8 & Grades 9-12.
  • If your group consists of members in more than one grade level group, please submit in the group that corresponds with the oldest group member.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes.
  • Acceptable video formats include the following: MP4, MOV, AV1, 3GP, WEBM, MKV, MPG, FLV, WMV, M4V.


What are the Video Content Requirements?

  • All videos must include and promote the Poison Help Hotline:  1-800-222-1222.
  • All videos must include and promote the Poison Help logo, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/PoisonHelpLogo.
  • Videos cannot contain copyrighted content unless permission is granted by the copyright owner.
  • Videos should consider using features such as subtitles for accessibility and inclusiveness.
  • Videos should aim to illustrate what poison risks exist in the home (like medicines or household chemicals) and actions that can be taken to keep families safe (including packaging, safe storage, etc). 

Some potential topics that you could focus on include the following:

  • Keep potentially dangerous products in the original packaging.
  • Store medicines and household products where children cannot see or reach them. Locked cupboards are preferred.
  • Read the label. Follow the directions on medicines and products.
  • Save the number in your phone. If you think someone has been poisoned, call your poison center (or call poison control) right away – 1-800-222-1222.
  • Almost anything can be poisonous if used in the wrong way, in the wrong amount, by the wrong person.
  • It could happen to you. Share a story of a dangerous encounter and how the Poison Help Hotline benefited those involved.
  • Child resistant does not mean child proof.

Possible formats - rap/song, re-enactment/skit, public service announcement/commercial, etc.

Entries should not include commercial/cartoon characters, including but not limited to, Disney Princesses or SpongeBob Square Pants, state or regional logos, symbols (Mr. Yuk), or trademark symbols such as company and product names (Clorox, Tylenol, Motrin).

We request that parents provide only support help in these videos, but the children are responsible for all the creative development portions of the videos.


Need some inspiration? 

Click below to watch the top National Poison Prevention Week Video from the 2021 contest:

2021 Grand Prize Winner: Collin from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Click below to watch the top National Poison Prevention Week Video from the 2020 contest:

2020 Grand Prize Winner: Ryan from Auburn, Washington

Please visit our YouTube Channel to view previous years' contest entries:

https://bit.ly/NPPW_YouTube


Judging

  • Videos will be judged by a panel of experts from the National Poison Prevention Week Council.
  • The judging criteria includes:
  1. Inclusion of the Poison Help Hotline phone number.
  2. Inclusion of the Poison Help logo.
  3. Creativity.
  4. Clarity of poison prevention safety messaging.
  • Once all submissions are received, a public gallery will be opened with all entries where they can be viewed. The public will be able to vote for their favorite videos, and the video with the highest vote tally at the end of the voting period will be awarded a prize.
  • One vote per email address per day.
  • The gallery can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/NPPW2022Gallery


Entry Deadline

The deadline to enter is 11:59 pm CST on February 22, 2022.


People’s Choice Award Public Voting Deadline

The voting closes 11:59 pm CST on March 3, 2022.


Awards

  • There will be up to four (4) winning videos.
  • One (1) video will be selected as the overall Grand Prize Winner by the National Poison Prevention Council.
  • One (1) winner will be selected from each age category as a 1st Place Winner by the National Poison Prevention Council. The grade level groups are divided by grade as follows:

                  Grades 5 - 8

                  Grades 9 - 12

  • One (1) video that receives the most online votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.
  • All entries will receive recognition. All public recognition information will be posted to protect the children’s identity. No personal information on the participants will be disclosed.


Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 – $500 to the student producer(s) and $500 to the sponsoring organization or school as indicated on the entry form. (If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.)
  • Invitation to an award presentation during Poison Prevention Week— March 20-26, 2022. In-person, if possible, otherwise virtual.

The 1st place winners from each age group will each receive $100. (If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.)

The People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 prize. If the winning video is produced by a group of students, the group will share the cash prize.


Announcement of Winners

Winners will be selected by March 4, 2022, and notified shortly thereafter via email.


Do I need my parents’ permission?

Yes! For students entering the contest who are under the age of 18 years old, parental consent must be granted by completing the Consent and Media Release Form found at: https://bit.ly/Consent_Form_NPPW22. By clicking the “I accept” box on the entry form, parents or legal guardians agree to allow the National Poison Prevention Week Council to use their child’s video publicly to promote National Poison Prevention Week.

The winning videos will be viewable on the National Poison Prevention Week contest website and Facebook page. They may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites and social media. Additionally, no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable by reason of such use.


Ready to get started?

Click the submit button below to begin your entry.


If you have questions, please call National Poison Prevention Week Council Chair (Ms Cordz) at 503-404-3232 or email: NPPW@marketactives.com

Please note: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.


2022 National Poison Prevention Week Contest


Thank you to all who submitted posters. Click below to view of this year's entries: 

https://bit.ly/NPPW2022Showcase


Poison Awareness and Control is for Everyone!

Home safety and poison prevention is something that is necessary for everyone at every age, babies to older adults. While considerations change depending on a family member’s age, it’s important to practice safety in the home to prevent unnecessary poisonings.

Who can enter?

  • The poster showcase is open to all K through 4th graders in the United States.
  • All participants must complete a Consent and Media Release Form. For those participants under the age of 18, this form must be completed by a parent or guardian.
  • What is the goal of the poster showcase?
  • To create poison prevention safety messaging by kids, for kids, that can also be used to educate the public about the dangers of poisons.

Objectives:

1. Create awareness to be able to identify poisons throughout the home.

2. Prevent poisonings through the establishment of safety precautions throughout the home.

3. Raise awareness of the free Poison Help Hotline, 1-800-222-1222.


What are the Poster Showcase Requirements?

  • Artwork must be original and created by your child. Entries should illustrate an original poison prevention message based on a room in your home.
  • We encourage posters created using physical art mediums (markers, crayons, paint, pencils, chalk, construction paper, etc.). However, digital art drawings will also be accepted.

All posters MUST include the following:

  • National Poison Prevention Week dates: March 20-26, 2022
  • Poison Helpline Hotline: 1- 800-222-1222
  • Entries should not include commercial/cartoon characters, including but not limited to, Disney Princesses or SpongeBob Square Pants, state or regional logos, symbols (Mr. Yuk), or trademark symbols such as company and product names (Clorox, Tylenol, Motrin).
  • Please do not print the artists name on the front of the entry.
  • Entries should be no larger than 11x17 and can be horizontally or vertically oriented.
  • Poster should be photographed, scanned or saved as a jpg or pdf and uploaded to the official contest entry website.
  • Please be sure to complete the Artwork Submission and Release Form with your online entry. Entries submitted without the form will be disqualified.
  • The deadline for receipt of poster submissions is 11:59 pm CST on February 22, 2022.
  • Only submit one entry per child.

We request that parents provide only support help in these posters, but the children are responsible for all the creative development portions of the posters.


Need some inspiration?

Please visit our gallery to view last year's poster entries:

https://bit.ly/NPPW2021_Poster_Showcase


Entry Deadline

· The deadline to enter is 11:59 pm CST on February 17, 2022.


Awards

All entries will be entered into a random drawing with one winner selected from each age category. Grade level group include:

  • Grades K - 2
  • Grades 3 - 4

All entries will be included in the contest poster gallery where the public can view. Random drawing will be administered by the National Poison Prevention Week Council.

All entries will receive recognition. All public recognition information will be posted to protect the children’s identity. No personal information on the participants will be disclosed.


Prizes

The random drawing winners from each grade level group will each receive a $100.


Announcement of Winners

Winners will be selected by March 4, 2022, and notified shortly thereafter via email.


Do I need my parents’ permission?

Yes! For students entering the contest who are under the age of 18 years old, parental consent must be granted by completing the Consent and Media Release Form found at: https://bit.ly/Consent_Form_NPPW22. By clicking the “I accept” box on the entry form, parents or legal guardians agree to allow the National Poison Prevention Week Council to use their child’s poster publicly to promote National Poison Prevention Week.

The submitted posters will be viewable on the National Poison Prevention Week contest website and Facebook page. They may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites and social media. Additionally, no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable by reason of such use.


Ready to get started?

Click the submit button below to begin your entry.


If you have questions, please call National Poison Prevention Week Council Chair (Ms Cordz) at 503-404-3232 or email: NPPW@marketactives.com


National Poison Prevention Week 2022