Harrisburg, PA – Third-grade Commonwealth students are invited to show off their creative talents in February during National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). The theme for this year’s poster competition is “Water: Nature’s Drink!”
The American Dental Association emphasizes that attitudes and habits established at an early age are essential for the maintenance of good oral health throughout life. By participating in NCDHM’s annual celebration, dental team members, parents, teachers and others can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.
Children who participate in the poster contest will have the chance to win several different prizes. Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.
The prices are :
- First place: $ 500 for the student; $ 250 for the teacher and the student’s school
- Second place: $ 250
- Third place: $ 100
The Pennsylvania Dental Association offers classroom resources, including a lesson plan with dental health information, classroom activities, and worksheets. The lesson plan kits are distributed electronically. To request a course kit or a copy of the contest rules, contact Michelle Berrones at [email protected] Free NCDHM posters are also available upon request.
All entries for the poster competition must be submitted by Friday, March 5th. Please send registration to: Pennsylvania Dental Association, Attn: NCDHM Poster Contest, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. PDA will announce the top three winners in early April.