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Apr 06, 2021 08:44AM

Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. (NPEI) is looking for help to promote positive messages about the importance of being safe around electricity.

With just a spark of creativity, students can design a poster that will help NPEI educate the public about electrical safety. The winning posters will receive a $100 prize along with an NPEI gift basket. They will be featured on the NPEI website and may be included in some of NPEI’s promotional and educational material.

All electrical systems have the potential to cause harm. With everyone spending so much time at home lately, it’s important to stay safe while you’re playing around your home, both inside and out.

Students in grades 1-8 who reside within the NPEI service territory will be eligible to submit a poster. One winner will be selected in each of the following three categories: grades 1-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-8.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The theme of each poster should centre around “Electrical Safety Around the Home.” To help you come up with ideas for your poster, you can visit the NPEI website and watch our Lucky the Squirrel videos that promote electrical safety. As well, some positive safety messages that you could incorporate are:

  •          Never put fingers or objects into electrical outlets
  •          Keep metal objects out of toasters
  •          Don't plug too many things into one outlet or power strip
  •          Never pull a plug out by its cord
  •          Never use anything with a power cord or plug around water
  •          Stay away from green transformers and power lines
  •          Never fly kites near power lines

All posters must adhere to the submission rules and guidelines to be accepted. All posters:

  •          Must be created and drawn by the student – no computer images or help from parents – and should communicate an electrical safety message
  •          Must be on size 8.5”X11” paper
  •          Must be submitted with an official entry form (provided on the NPEI website)
  •          Will be judged on creativity, artistic quality and the safety message

For full contest details and rules, please visit www.npei.ca/postercontest

Posters can be submitted to NPEI by:

1)      Scanning and emailing a copy of the poster and entry form to contest@npei.ca

2)      Mailing the poster to NPEI

NPEI Office Address:

Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
7447 Pin Oak Drive
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6S9