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!



First Place

  • $500
  • Custom-framed poster
  • Prizes presented by a PDA representative at a school assembly
  • The first-place winner's school and teacher each receive $250

Second Place

  • $250

Third Place

  • $100

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.

Official Rules

  • Poster topic must represent dental-health or dental-hygiene issues.
  • Paper must be no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
  • No computer-generated art will be accepted.
  • 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 eligible.
  • 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 classroom-winner’s poster.

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, etc.

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