Safety Week Rules & Regulations
Deadline: Tuesday March 5, 2013
For information on contests in your area, contact your local ski
NSAA has developed a safety awareness poster contest for kids.
The contest targets fourth, fifth and sixth graders, but any
elementary-age child can participate. The students will be asked to
create a poster related to any one of the seven points in "Your
Responsibility Code." Prizes will be awarded.
To promote skiing safety awareness and education to elementary
school children, to support classroom curriculum related to sports,
health and safety, and to give kids a chance to have fun and be
creative while learning about slope safety.
How it Works
NSAA ski area members are urged to promote and administer the
safety poster contest for kids in their respective local community
and schools. Ski areas will judge and select their local winners
using the criteria outlined below in the "Rules for Poster Design"
and "Judging Standards." Local winning posters are then entered by
the ski area in the national contest, giving local kids a chance to
be recognized nationally for their winning design.
Rules for Poster Design
- Students must create a poster based on one or more of the seven
elements of "Your Responsibility Code" or one of the three elements
- Posters must be created only by an individual child.
- Use this official entry form to submit entries, otherwise a 8
1/2″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″ poster size is recommended.
- Students should use pencil, crayon, paint and other materials
(no macaroni) readily available in schools in their poster
- Complete name, address, and telephone number in space provided
on the front of the form (or else include the above information on
the back of poster.)
- Entry forms must be submitted on time - March 5, 2013
Local Contest Local winners will be selected by
the participating ski area. It is recommended that selection be
based on the same criteria as described in the national contest
below. Local winners can be entered into the national contest by
forwarding the winning designs to:
Poster Contest NSAA 133 S. Van Gordon Street Suite 300 Lakewood,
CO 80228 (303) 987-1111
National Contest Selection of the national
winning posters will be made by the NSAA Poster Contest Committee
on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. Winners will be
selected in two categories, including best overall safety message,
and most creative design. Selection will be based on the poster's
connection to safety, visual impact and originality. All posters
submitted to the national contest will become the property of the
National Ski Areas Association.
Other national awards at the discretion of the NSAA.
Local awards at the discretion of the participating ski
Why Run A Poster Contest At Your Area?
NSAA needs your help to make this a really successful contest.
There are many advantages for you and for local schools and youth
groups. By actively promoting this contest, you will be promoting
safety and marketing your resort in a most positive way. Plus, you
will be partnering with NSAA in the National Slope Safety
Campaign, and will provide an opportunity for local children to
receive national recognition for their safety ideas and artistic
School and youth groups will benefit for several reasons. The
contest is curriculum-based and promotes safety, which is foremost
on the minds of teachers and parents. In addition, the contest
helps promote outdoor fun for the whole family.
How To Run A Successful Poster Contest
There are two key elements to running a successful poster
contest. First, involve the right people on your staff. Individuals
who already have experience with local school programs and who have
a great deal of enthusiasm for kids' safety programs will get the
Second, be creative and keep it fun. There are no hard rules
about how to get the kids involved, so use your imagination. Some
possibilities include: introduce the poster contest during
pre-season outreach programs in schools and to local youth groups,
enroll tour group leaders to convey information about the contest,
incorporate information about the contest in kids' ski school
lessons, and create competition between local schools to create the
Another way to insure a successful poster contest is to offer
really great prizes. Some ideas for local winning prizes are a free
season pass, free passes for the teacher and other entrants rom the
winning class, discounts on ski gear, dinner at a local restaurant,
and publication of the winning design(s) in the ski area
Deadlines for Local and National Contests
We recommend that you time your selection of winners with
National Safety Awareness Week, scheduled for Saturday January 19 -
Sunday January 27, 2013. For example all posters could be submitted
by January 15, 2013. This would allow your staff four days to
select the winning entries. Winning designs could be posted in the
base lodge and a press release to local media could greatly add to
the excitement of National Safety Awareness Week.
All entries for the national contest should by submitted by
March 5, 2013. We encourage you to submit all winners and runner-up
designs from the local contest. Winners of the national contest
will be announced by April 1, 2013.
Questions regarding the poster contest can be addressed to Emily
Griffith, NSAA Director of Member Services, at (720)963-4209 or