2013 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 produced an annual
calendar that promotes electrical safety. We target children with this program
because research shows that safety messages delivered early 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 19th 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 2013 calendar. One grand 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.
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.
The deadline for entries is 5:00 pm on Friday,
Oct. 26, 2012.