Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Injury Prevention Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has officially kicked off its 2013 Safety is NO Accident contest and invites all high school students from Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts to participate by submitting a poster, video or essay promoting safe behavior and raising awareness of the risk of accidental injury.
Accidental injury is the leading cause of death among people under 45 years of age. Most unintentional injuries are avoidable and preventable. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness of this important issue among high school students and the community at large. Entries should send a safety message on how to recognize, avoid and communicate about safety hazards where teens live, where they work, and when they are on the road.
Students can work alone or in groups of up to four to create an original 30-second video, poster, or 500-word essay that sends a critical safety message to their peers and the community. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each category by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts in a ceremony at the Rhode Island State house. The winning poster will be displayed on a billboard for one month courtesy of Lamar advertising, and the winning video will be shown at a Paw Sox game.
The contest is sponsored by the Injury Prevention Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Rhode Island Public Health Association, The Rhode Island Department of Health, AAA of Southern New England, the Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
|WHEN:||All entries must be received by March 4, 2013.|
The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in a public or private high school in the state of Rhode Island or Bristol County Massachusetts. All entrants must be sponsored by a mentor who is at least 18 years old and must be either a teacher, parent, legal guardian or workplace supervisor.
Visit www.ipc.rhodeislandhospital.org for more information, previous winning entries, rules and entry forms. Questions may be emailed to SafetyisNoAccidentcontest@gmail.com or connect on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/safetyisnoaccident.
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