2015 Calendar of Electrical Safety
Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of people are killed or
injured from contact with electricity. In fact, one person is electrocuted in
the home every 25 hours, according to the latest data available from the
Consumer Product Safety Commission. These types of accidents are also the
leading cause of death for children, according to the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
Since 1995, Kissimmee Utility Authority has
developed an annual art contest, alternating themes between electrical safety
and energy conservation. We emphasize safety through this initiative because
research conducted by the utility shows that key safety messages delivered
early in life help establish a lifetime of good safety practices.
KUA invites Osceola County students to use the
power of art to promote electrical safety in our 21st annual calendar art
contest. The annual talent hunt is open to students enrolled in kindergarten
through grade 5, including public, private and homeschooled students. Students
are asked to use crayons, markers, paints or computer-generated graphics to
depict an electrical safety message in their entry.
A panel of local judges will select twelve
entries -- one for each calendar month -- that will be featured in our 2015
printed wall calendar. The 12 winners will each receive $100 cash. One grand
prize winner will be selected from the twelve winners and he/she with have
their name and artwork added to a KUA vehicle for one year for the entire
community to see. The grand winner will also be featured on the calendar's
cover. Each student who submits artwork will receive a letter of appreciation
and a small prize.
In addition, the grand winner's school will
receive $500 in art supplies and the school with the most total student entries
will receive $250 in art supplies.
Entries must be received by
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.