Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Poster Contest Rules


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  1. The Poster Contest should be conducted by a FFAM member agency in their local schools.
  2. There will be three divisions:
    1. Grade 1-2
    2. Grades 3-4
    3. Grade 5-6
  3. Sponsoring departments may submit top three posters in each division
  4. All posters must meet the following requirements:
    1. All posters must be the work of only one child.
    2. Posters must be on 11×17 inches white heavy paper.
    3. All work must be original.
    4. The child’s name, mailing address, a parent/guardian phone number, grade, school, county and sponsoring agency must be on the back of the poster.
    5. Posters must incorporate and state the theme determined by the NFPA Fire Prevention Week.
  5. The winning poster in each division will become the property of the FFAM
  6. The following prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division:
    1. 1st place in each category will receive $75.00
    2. 2nd place in each category will receive $50.00
    3. 3rd place in each category will receive $25.00
  7. The winning posters in each division will be displayed on the FFAM website, Division of Fire Safety website and on the website of the sponsoring agency (if available).
  8. Prizes in each division will be awarded at the division winners?school immediately following the annual FFAM Convention by the local Fire Chief and the FFAM District Representative.
  9. Judging of the posters will be based upon:
    1. Presentation of the fire prevention theme (75%)
    2. Artistic attributes (25%)
  10. All posters must be submitted to the fire prevention committee no later than 7:00 p.m. on the evening of the opening ceremonies of the annual FFAM Convention.
  11. The judges of the poster contest will be determined by the fire prevention committee.
  12. The first place winners from each division will be announced during the Convention Banquet.