In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) in February, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is sponsoring its annual poster contest. All Pennsylvania third-grade students are eligible to participate in the contest.
The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 education bond and see his or her poster reproduced as bookmarks to be distributed to all of Pennsylvania's public libraries. In addition to the student prize, the first-place finisher's school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The first-place winner will be awarded his or her grand prize at a school function. The second-place finisher will receive a $500 bond, while the third-place finisher will receive a $250 bond.
In December, PDA distributed lesson plan kits to third-grade teachers in Pennsylvania public, private and charter schools. Each kit contains information on dental health topics, classroom activities, four activity sheets, instructions for the PDA-sponsored poster contest and a complimentary NCDHM poster for the classroom.
The poster contest deadline is Monday, March 5. PDA will announce the top three finishers at the beginning of April.
Visit www.padental.org for the complete list of poster and lesson plan contest rules or for more information on NCDHM.