National Safety Month is in June and IREA is asking budding artists to help us promote it.

Last year we introduced an electrical safety poster contest open to students in grades one through five. We are bringing the contest back in 2019. Winning posters will each earn $100 for the artist, be displayed in the lobby of IREA’s Sedalia headquarters and used in our print, electronic and social media channels as part of National Safety Month.

Here are additional details:

• Contest is open only to students in grades one through five.

• One winner per grade.

• Each winner receives $100.

• Poster must be one side of a single sheet of paper no larger than 11” by 17”.

• Artwork must be hand-drawn, with no digital or copyrighted images.

• Each poster should include an electrical safety slogan.

• Artist must be a dependent of a current IREA customer.

• Submissions must be received by April 30.

Posters can be mailed or hand-delivered to any of IREA’s four district offices, but must include an official entry form, which can be downloaded here. They also can be mailed to IREA, c/o Safety Poster Contest, 5496 N. U.S. Highway 85, Sedalia, CO 80135.

Winners will be selected in early May.

More information about National Safety Month, including ideas for posters, can be found at www.nsc.org/work-safety/get-involved/national-safety-month. Ideas can also be found via the Energy Education Council at www.safeelectricity.org/public-education/tips.