ENERGY SAFE KIDS Call 811 Challenge
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 ability to share the important message of Know What’s Below, Call 811 Before You Dig. Grade levels for entries are 4-6. The teacher’s role is to direct and motivate students and 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 Challenge 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. Notification of awards will occur in June 2014. Contest entry deadline is March 13, 2015.
- The first 811 student entries received will be awarded Call 811 T-shirts and all other entries will we awarded Certificates of Appreciation.
- The grand prize winner will be awarded: a trip to Washington D.C. (for the student and a parent/guardian) to attend the Washington Nationals baseball game in August 2015 supporting 811 Day and a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ tablet.
- The teacher of the grand prize winner will be awarded: a classroom education grant of $811 and a Kindle Fire HDX 7″ tablet.
- Two honorable mention winners and their teachers will also be awarded Kindle Fire HDX 7″ tablets.