Fire Prevention Month
One of the 2010-2011 State contest winners
by Haley Meece
Welch Elementary School
Grade 1, Cincinnati, Ohio
Springfield Twp. Fire Department
The Springfield Township Fire Department in conjunction
with the State of Ohio Fire Marshal's Office is excited to announce the Fire
Safety Poster Contest.
The purpose of this contest is to apply a fire safety
principle to artwork. The contest is open to all elementary students in grades
1-3 and 4-5. There will be awards for the top three finishers in each grade
category with the first place award winners sent to compete at the State level.
WINNERS WILL BE PICKED UP IN A
FIRE ENGINE AND TAKEN TO THE FIRE STATION FOR A PIZZA PARTY! Most of
all, our hope is for the children to learn and have fun in taking part of this
poster contest. Please take this opportunity to reinforce the life saving
skills of Fire Prevention with your students.
We will come to your school to pick up the completed
posters on September 29th. The winners will be recognized at our Open House on
Saturday October 1st. Make sure all posters have the students name,
teacher, grade level, and school name on the back of them. Please refer to the
State Poster Rules on the back so the artists avoid disqualification. Please
call (513) 851-3030 for any questions.
FOR FIRE SAFETY POSTERS
· Posters must follow the fire safety theme.
· Posters should emphasis “positive” behavior statements (what should be done),
example: Child with matches – should indicate, “Give matches to an adult.” Rather
than, “Don’t play with matches.”
must be on 8.5 by 11 inch paper – larger sizes will not be considered.
colors may be used. A white or light colored background is
markers, pencils, etc., can be used.
· All artwork must be original. No computer generated artwork or photographs may be
used. Clippings from
magazines, newspapers,and books are not appropriate.
poster surface should remain flat.
· All posters become the property of the Division of State Fire Marshal and may not be
returned. (Please copy or photograph your artwork before submitting it.)
on the back of each poster should include:
• Name of student
• Grade and age of Student
• Name of Fire Department (Springfield Township Fire Department)
•Name of School
•Classroom or Teachers name
•Address and phone number of school
Last Year State Winner drawings can be found at http://com.ohio.gov/fire/FireSafetyPosterWinners.aspx