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Missouri Poison Center 

National Poison Prevention Week is March 15 - 21, 2015! 


2013 grand prize winner for poison prevention week poster contest hosted by missouri poison center







Poster Contest Rules and Guidelines for
schools in St. Louis City and County*

  1. The "Missouri Poison Center Poster Contest" contest is open to all students in kindergarten through fourth grade from any school in St. Louis City and County.
  2. All posters from each school may be sent together. Posters may be mailed or hand-delivered during business hours (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to: Missouri Poison Center at 7980 Clayton Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63117.
  3. Posters must be received by Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
  4. Posters will be judged on creativity, originality, neatness and poison prevention message.
  5. Student’s name, grade level and school must be printed or labeled on the back of each poster (please make sure this does not bleed through the poster).
  6. The themes of the poster contest are "Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons" and "Poisonings Span a Lifetime."  Posters with general poison prevention message(s) are also encouraged.  Entries should illustrate a message that communicates that poisonings can happen to people of any age including children, adults and the elderly.  If you have any questions please email:
  7. One poster will be selected as the overall Grand Prize Winner. Four runners – up (one winner from each grade level) will be selected as 1st place winners. Six posters will be selected as Honorable Mentions.
    • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a one-year family membership to The Magic House-St. Louis Children’s Museum, a Pointer’s Pointersaurus Pizza party for his/her class, Mr. Yuk t-shirt and a surprise goodie bag.
    • The 1st Place Winners will receive a Ted Drewes Frozen Custard party for his/her class, a Mr. Yuk t-shirt and a surprise goodie bag.
    • The Honorable Mentions will receive a Mr. Yuk t-shirt and certificate.
  8. The winning posters and honorable mentions will be displayed during Poison Prevention Week.

  9. Posters must be at least 8½” by 11” in size
    and no larger than 11” X 17”.  The posters can be horizontally or vertically oriented, and any medium may be used.
  10. The Missouri Poison Center will mail posters for any teachers who are interested in your student’s posters being forwarded to the National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest in Washington, D.C..  For more information, visit the National Poison Prevention Week website at:

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Teacher's Guide to Poison Prevention


*Illinois and Missouri schools outside the metro St. Louis area are invited to enter the National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest. Missouri had two national winners last year!

Visit the National Poison Prevention Week website at for rules and guidelines.



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