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October 18, 2017
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SHERM introduces 2018 Children’s Art Safety Calendar Contest

Apr 18/17

Laurier’s Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management department (SHERM) is hosting its inaugural 2018 Safety Calendar contest. The contest, in support of the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) “make safety a habit” week May 7–13, invites children 13 and under who are related or closely involved to Laurier faculty or staff to create their own work of art to illustrate a safety message. Children can choose from topics such as: public safety, driving safety, chemicals at home, fire prevention, bicycle safety, swimming/boating safety, electrical safety, tools, etc.

Winning entries from each age category – six and under, seven to 10 and 11 to 13 – will be published in SHERM’s first-ever safety calendar. The calendars will be sold in the fall with all proceeds going to Threads of Life, an organization that supports families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease through a community of support.

According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), 33 young workers aged 15 to 24 died in work-related incidents in Ontario between 2011 and 2015.

If there is a child or grandchild in your life who likes to draw, encourage them to enter the contest! All drawings and the accompanying entry form must be received at the SHERM office (K101 at 232 King Street, Waterloo) by 4:30 p.m. on April 28.

Contest Rules
1.    The drawings must be created by the child. They can be done by hand or a computer, but they must
       be original.
2.    Drawings must be landscape perspective on plain, white 8˝” x 11” paper.
3.    Drawings can be in any colour and they may be done with paint, crayons, markers, pencils, ink or a
       digital printout. They should not include magazine cutouts, stickers or have images that are protected
       by copyright.
4.    Please do not put any names on the drawing.
5.    Only one entry per child is permitted.


All artwork will be on display on SHERM’s website during NAOSH week, May 7-13. The Laurier community will have the opportunity to cast online votes for their favourite art pieces during this time.

For further information, please contact Christine Haywood at

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