Help Us Design a Safety Poster!

The sunny days of summer are almost here and this means more time spent playing outside. Outdoor adventures are a lot of fun but every year kids in Ontario are hurt because of an electrical injury. That is why we want you to help spread the safety message!

NPEI is looking for students to get creative and have some fun by designing a poster that illustrates a positive safety message. Your poster may be featured in some of NPEI’s upcoming safety campaigns and advertising materials!

Students in grades 1-8 who reside within the NPEI service territory (Niagara Falls, Pelham, Lincoln and West Lincoln) will be eligible to submit a poster for a chance to win a $100 gift card and NPEI gift basket. One winner will be selected in each of the following 3 categories; grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8.

The contest begins on Monday June 8, 2020 and the deadline for submissions is Friday, July 10th, 2020.

 The Theme of Your Poster Should Centre Around "Playing Safely Outside."

To help you come up with ideas for your poster, you can check out our "Lucky the Squirrel" safety videos here. As well, some positive safety messages you could incorporate are:

  • Never climb or play near overhead power lines
  • Do not fly kites near power lines or during a thunderstorm
  • Never go into an electric substation for any reason, if you need to retrieve a ball or toy please call NPEI
  • Don't use electrical equipment near a pool or a pond
  • Stay at least 10 metres away from downed power lines
  • Never climb on or play around green transformer boxes
  • Always call before you dig

Your Poster:

  • 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 (found below)
  • Will be judged on creativity, artistic quality and the safety message

Click Here for Complete Contest Rules


Posters can be submitted to NPEI by:

1. Scanning and emailing a copy of the poster to
2. Mailing the poster to NPEI

NPEI Office Address:

Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
7447 Pin Oak Drive

Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6S9