Entries sought for tick-borne disease prevention poster contest


The Kentucky Department for Public Health is inviting school-age children across the Commonwealth to create and submit original artwork for a chance to win cash prizes in a tick-borne disease prevention poster contest sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department.

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade may submit a poster encouraging tick bite prevention during outdoor activities. Submissions for the poster can include any of the following: crayon, marker, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, collage or original photograph. Poster size should be 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Posters must include at least one of the following prevention methods: Be aware of ticks when in or near wooded and brushy areas, check yourself for ticks at least once a day, remove ticks as soon as possible, or use an EPA-approved repellent (DEET, permethrin, picardin or lemon eucalyptus).

The winning posters will be displayed at the annual Kentucky Public Health Association conference April 10-12. Entries must be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to Tori Amburgey (Poster Contest), Kentucky Department for Public Health, 275 E. Main Street, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning HS2E, Frankfort, KY 40621. A completed entry form must be taped or glued to the back of each entry. Submission can also be scanned and emailed to Tori.Amburgey@ky.gov.

For a copy of the entry form, see this Google document.