This is an exciting contest that provides teaching and learning opportunities for students on the critical topic of safety awareness. Students who understand the importance of being safe near underground pipelines and where energy sources are present are better prepared to make critical decisions that will ensure a safe environment. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with the ability to share the important message of Know What’s Below, Call 811 Before You Dig.
Grade levels for entries are 4-6. Home-schooled students are eligible also. Parents may register for an informational packet. For classroom registrations, the teacher’s role is to direct and motivate students and to submit all student entries. The student’s role is to produce an original poster and write an explanation of his or her understanding of the 811 theme. The contest packet includes: an instructional poster, brochure, flier, classroom set of poster boards for student art and a postage-paid return envelope to submit entries. Notification of awards will occur by May 24, 2018. Contest entry deadline is April 27, 2018. Click here for more information.
- The first 811 student entries received will be awarded Call 811 T-shirts and all other entries will receive Certificates of Appreciation.
- The grand prize winner will be awarded: a trip to Washington D.C. (for the student and a parent/guardian) in 0r before August 2018.
- The teacher of the grand prize winner will be awarded: a classroom education grant of $811.
- Two honorable mention winners and their teachers will be awarded Kindle Fire with Alexa tablets.