CPSC kicks off carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jul 28, 2014

CPSC ContestHelp stop the invisible killer! CPSC has just announced a new poster contest on the dangers of carbon monoxide.  

The contest is open to middle school students in 6, 7 and 8th grades.  Winning posters will be chosen by a panel of CPSC judges, based on a clear CO safety message, design originality and visual appeal. Three finalists from each grade 6,7 and 8 and one finalist chosen by a public vote on CPSC’s website will get each win $500 for a total of 10 finalists.  CPSC judges will then chose one grand prize winner from the finalists. That lucky middle schooler will get an additional $1,000.      

Use CPSC’s poster contest to teach your community about the dangers of poisonous carbon monoxide. Reach out to middle school students to get them involved in preventing CO poisoning and in saving lives.

This year, CPSC is accepting online submissions only at  A completed parent/guardian permission form is required to participate and must be submitted with the poster online.  The contest runs through February 2015.  

Read more about the dangers of carbon monoxide and learn some important safety tips on the NFPA website.