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'Show Me Shakeout' Poster and Video Contest

Winners Announced for 'Show Me ShakeOut' Poster and Video Contest

May 5, 2016 (VANCOUVER) – ShakeOutBC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ‘Show Me ShakeOut’ contest. Students from across the province were invited to create posters and videos showing the importance of earthquake preparedness and how the simple steps of “Drop, Cover and Hold On” can save lives.

Video Winner

Poster Winners
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

The poster contest was open to primary and intermediate school students (kindergarten to grade 7) and the video contest was open to high school students (grades 8 to 12). First place finishers in the poster category will receive iPads. The winner of the video competition will receive $1,000 provided by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Thanks to the more than 200 students who took part in this year’s contest. Everyone did an amazing job of sharing the life-saving message of “Drop, Cover, Hold On” and the importance of earthquake preparedness.

Read the complete news release here.

©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!