National Immunization Poster Contest
The National Immunization Poster Contest (2016 edition) is open to all Grade 6 students across Canada enrolled in the 2016-2017 school year.
Poster Contest brochure (PDF: 566k)
Great prizes to be won!
The National Winner will receive a prize of an iPad Air, plus a trip to Ottawa along with one parent/guardian, to be recognized at the Canadian Immunization Conference in December, plus great books on science, biology, and immunization!
For the National Runner-up: an Instax Mini8 camera, a science kit, and books to learn about microbiology and immunization!
Each provincial/territorial winner receives a science experiment kit, plus books about immunization and microbes.
The National Winner’s and National Runner-up’s school libraries will receive science-related books.
Sincere thanks to prize sponsors.
This contest has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Rules for poster submission:
- The contest is open to Grade 6 students registered in a Canadian school in the 2016-2017 school year.
- Original artwork only.
- Must be on paper size 11x17.
- Please ensure that each poster has its own entry form, glued to the reverse side of the poster, clearly identifying the school, teacher, and student. All forms must be signed by a parent/guardian (giving permission to reproduce the winning posters and winners’ names).
- MAIL posters flat to: National Immunization Poster Contest, c/o Canadian Public Health Association, 404 - 1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8R9.
- Entries must address immunization.
- The deadline has been extended. Entries must be postmarked no later than October 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
- All original paper artwork submitted in the contest will be retained by Immunize Canada. Winning artwork will be reproduced and displayed at the Canadian Immunization Conference in Ottawa, Ontario from December 6-8, 2016.
Submitted posters will be judged on the following 3 criteria:
- creative (Is the poster imaginative?)
- colourful (Do the bright colours catch your eye?)
- clear message (Does the poster tell us why it’s important to immunize kids?)
English (PDF: 451k)
Resources for Students:
- Credible online resources on immunization (revised January 2016)
- Immunization List – immunization-related books for students (compiled by Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books) (external link)
- Our Immune System: A story for children with primary immunodeficiency diseases (Immune Deficiency Foundation, US) (external link)
- Local public health offices (authorities) and provincial and territorial Ministries of Health
- Immunize Canada’s YouTube channel: videos about immunization (external link)
on the Internet:
Can you trust
what you read?
English (PDF: 158k)
French (PDF: 165k)
Test your knowledge!
20 Questions about Immunization
English (PDF: 376k)
French (PDF: 412k)
Understanding the Correct Answers
English (PDF: 685k)
French (PDF: 749k)