7/22/20- The 811 Poster Contest is back on! Entries will need to be postmarked by December 11, or submitted digitally by December 18, 2020. Entries are due to be submitted in postage paid envelope within your materials or you can submit your entry form and poster here.

The first 811 entries will receive a Call 811 t-shirt, seen above.

All other entries will receive this color changing pencil!

About the 811 Poster Contest

The  811 rule is easy and applies to everyone: individuals, families, neighborhoods and even the construction industry. Simply put, the rule is call 811 before you dig. In your poster, tell us what you do AFTER you call 811. These steps are just as important as the initial call.

This contest provides teachers an easy way to incorporate safety education into classroom curriculum. The  teacher’s role is to help students understand the reasons why calling.

Following the correct steps after calling 811 is an important part of energy safety for  neighborhoods.

Be entered in a drawing for a $300 classroom grant!

Return 50% or more of the posters you requested, and you will be entered in a drawing for a classroom grant of $300. If you return all posters you requested, your name will be entered twice! Contact us for more information!

Are you a scout leader?

This contest can help your troop earn badges! Register for the contest today!

2019 winner Jaylen V. watches a safety demonstration.

Steps to enter the 811 Poster Contest:

Step 1:

Discuss why it’s important to call 811 before you dig and what steps you should take AFTER calling 811.

Step 2:

Create a unique poster. 

Step 3:

Fill out the Official Entry Form and submit! You can also submit your poster digitally here.

Entries will need to be postmarked by December 11, or submitted digitally by December 18, 2020.

Know what’s below, call 811 before you dig.

Notify your local one call center by calling 811 or making an online request 2-3 days before work begins.

Wait the required amount of time for affected utility operators to respond to your request.

Confirm that all affected utility operators have responded to your request and marked underground utilities.

Respect the marks.

Dig Carefully around the marks.

Past Winners

Vrindavani C, Pennsylvania- 2017

Jaylen V., Wisconsin- 2019

Khush’i P, Tennessee- 2018

2018 winner Khush’i P. poses with the Call 811 car.

Rules and Regulations

1. This contest is open to all students in grades 4-8 that reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory.

2. Entry form with parent/guardian signature required for all entries.

3. Winners from past years are eligible to enter, but not eligible to win.

4. All entries must be postmarked by December 11, or digitally submitted by December 18, 2020.

5. One grand prize and two honorable mention winners are selected.

6.  Prizes are not transferrable, substitutable or exchangeable for cash. The contest sponsors, at their discretion, may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

7. Winners will be announced by February 2021.