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Congratulations to Khushi, our 2017 National Winner! 

2017 National Winner – Elaine, Grade 6, Tennessee


The Shade Poster Contest

Skin Cancer Is 95% Preventable

The contest is a free environmental and health education initiative to teach
children about sun safety, UV radiation and stratospheric ozone.

Each year, students from kindergarten through eighth grade from every state and US territory are invited to create posters that reflect sun safety action steps they learn through the SunWise curriculum

Contest Rules

Submitted posters must meet the following criteria (or risk disqualification):
• Be original and drawn by hand. No copyrighted / trademarked characters or material.

• Paper size must be 8 ½ x 11 inches.
• Posters must include at least five Sun Safety Action Steps.
• Attach the official entry form to the back of each submitted poster (See Info Packet)
• Entries must be received no later than December 15, 2017.
• Correct spelling and grammar must be used in the 4th-8th grade category.

Posters will judged based on:
• Ability to show at least five of the Sun Safety Action Steps (as opposed to using words only).
• Creativity.
• Originality.
• Quality of artwork.

State Prizes:

• Kindergarten through 8th grade state winners will receive a Shade Foundation backpack and sun safety supplies.


National Prizes:

Grades K-3rd
• Students will receive a Shade Foundation backpack and sun safety supplies.

Grades 4th-8th
• The national poster contest winner will receive a trip to Washington, DC and a tour of the U.S. Capitol; and

• The sponsoring teacher of the national poster contest winner will receive $500.00. Certain restrictions apply.

NOTE: Prizes are subject to change without notice.

Previous Winners

National Winner of the 2016 Shade Poster Contest, Alexa (grade 4) – Winnsboro, South Carolina

2016 Winners

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