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'Show Me Shakeout' Poster and Video Contest

October 20, 2016 – Calling all young artists! ShakeOutBC is pleased to announce it will be running its Show Me ShakeOut poster and video contest again this year. Winning submissions will be used to educate the public about the importance of earthquake preparedness.

The poster contest is open to primary and intermediate school students (kindergarten to grade 7). The video contest is targeted to high-school students (grades 8 to 12). For grades K through 7, winners will receive iPads. The top high-school student entry will receive a $1,000 bursary donated by ShakeOutBC’s lead sponsor, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

Submissions are due by Feb. 1, 2017. Winners will be announced Feb. 15. The selected posters and videos will be shared on the ShakeOutBC website as well as via Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Poster Guidelines:

  • There are two grade categories: K–3 and 4–7. One winner will be selected for each.
  • Entries are limited to one per student. Posters must be on letter-sized paper (8.5 by 11 inches).
  • Artwork should demonstrate a ShakeOut topic, e.g., “Drop, Cover and Hold On” or personal earthquake preparedness.
  • Posters will be judged on message and content, keeping age and skill level in mind.
  • Parents/guardians must complete a consent form giving ShakeOutBC permission to disclose their child’s name and publish their artwork.

Video Guidelines:

  • There is one category: grades 8 to 12. One winner will be selected.
  • Entries are limited to one per student and can’t be longer than two minutes.
  • The video or animation should demonstrate a ShakeOut topic, e.g., “Drop, Cover and Hold On” or personal earthquake preparedness.
  • Entries will be judged on concept, messaging and visual impact. All content must be original.
  • Parents/guardians must complete a consent form giving ShakeOutBC permission to disclose their child’s name and publish their video.
  • Anyone appearing in the video must also complete a release form.

Submitting Entries:

All submissions must include an entry and consent form with the student’s name, grade, school, classroom teacher’s name and parent/guardian signature. Video entries must also include signed release forms for anyone who appears in the project.

Send poster entries to:

Emily Dicken, Co-Chair, ShakeOutBC Organizing Committee c/o Emergency Management BC PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt Saanichton, BC V8W 9J1

Video files can be submitted in hard copy to the above mailing address or via YouTube.

Upload your video, mark it unlisted and email the link, along with completed release forms, to info@shakeoutbc.ca.

The 2016 Winners:

Video:

Posters::

Grades K-3:

  • First Place: Athena Winters, grade 3, Learn @ Home K-7, Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District (This poster has individual pictures mounted on springs. When shaken it mimics an earthquake.)
  • Second Place: Mattias Stahuliak, grade 2, McGirr Elementary, Nanaimo
  • Third Place: Emilia Vozian, grade 3, Ecole Willows Elementary, Oak Bay

Grades 4-7:

  • First Place: Ava Tompkins, grade 7, Glanford Middle School, Saanich
  • Second Place: Brennan Heal, grade 6, Journey Middle School, Sooke
  • Third Place: Evan Carson, Grade 7, Royal Oak Middle School, Saanich
©2016 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!