811 Poster Contest

This is an exciting contest that provides teaching and learning opportunities for you and your students on the critical topic of safety awareness. Students who understand the importance of being safe near underground pipelines and where energy sources are present are better prepared to make critical decisions that will ensure a safe environment. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with the ability to share the important message of Know What’s Below, Call 811 Before You Dig.

Grade levels for entries are 4-6. Home-schooled students are eligible also. Parents may register for an informational packet.

For classroom registrations, the teacher’s role is to direct and motivate students and to submit all student entries. The student’s role is to produce an original poster and write an explanation of his or her understanding of the 811 theme. The contest packet includes: an instructional poster, brochure, flier, classroom set of poster boards for student art and a postage-paid return envelope to submit entries. This contest is open to schools and students in the United States only. Notification of awards will occur by June 1, 2019.  Contest entry deadline is April 26, 2019.

Click here to register

Click Here for the Official Flier

Click Here for the Official Brochure

Click here for the Official Entry Form


  • The first 811 student entries received will be awarded Call 811 T-shirts and all other entries will receive Certificates of Appreciation.
  • The grand prize winner will be awarded: a trip to Washington D.C. (for the student and a parent/guardian) in or before August 2019.
  • The teacher of the grand prize winner will be awarded: a classroom education grant of $811.
  • Two honorable mention winners and their teachers will be awarded Kindle Fire with Alexa tablets.

Click on the link to the right to go to the Call 811 Before You Dig pirate video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipUdekpev0I

2019 – 811 Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner

Jaylen from Mr. Kaczor’s class in North Lake, Wisconsin.

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