The NCDHM poster contest is a great way to conclude
February’s oral health lesson. By having students draw posters
reflecting what they learned during NCDHM, the message of how important
dental health is to overall health will be reinforced.
Winners have been selected!
This year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month Poster Contest received 143 entries from third grade students across the state of Pennsylvania. Our first place winner is Evalyn Jai Lewis
from Mountain View Elementary in Dauphin County. Evalyn’s winning poster reminded everyone to maintain a vital habit for good oral health, brushing twice a day and flossing daily. The theme for her poster “Fight Cavities!” focused on daily use of tools like floss, toothbrush and toothpaste.
Our second place contest winner is Sean Davis
from Solomon Plains Elementary in Luzerne County. Sean created a fun Star Wars themed poster “May the Brush be with You” tying in the ADA’s Sugar Wars theme, with toothpaste depicting the good guys fighting off “Darth Chocolate.”
The third place winner is Eryka Serafin
from Solomon Plains Elementary in Luzerne County. Eryka also used a Sugar Wars theme, adding in some fun candy versus tooth health inspired characters. Her poster message reads “Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day to Win the Sugar Wars.”
Read the official news release
announcing the 2016 poster winners.
View the poster winners for 2016
- Custom-framed poster
- Prizes presented by a PDA representative at a school assembly
- The first-place winner's school and teacher each receive $250
How to Enter
Teachers should select only one classroom winner and mail the winning entry to:
PDA, attn: NCDHM, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Deadline is March 13, 2016.
- Poster topic must represent dental-health or
- Paper must be no larger than 8.5
inches by 11 inches.
- No computer-generated art will be
- Only third-grade students are eligible to enter. One
entry per student is allowed. (Special education students up to age 12
may enter the contest.)
- PDA must receive entries no later
than the specified deadline.
- All posters become the property of
PDA once they have been submitted.
- PDA employees’ and
members’ immediate families are not
- Teachers should clearly print the student’s
name, age and home address, their own name, the school’s name
address, county and phone number on the back of the
Posters will be judged on
dental health or hygiene theme, creativity and neatness. Please
discourage students from tracing and using trademarks like Crest,
Colgate, Oral-B, and characters like SpongeBob SquarePants,