Posted Date: 01/28/2021
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Branch will be conducting it's annual statewide “Rabies Awareness & Prevention Poster Contest” for K through 12th grade. Students who participate in the contest will learn about rabies, the importance of rabies vaccinations for their pets, respecting wildlife from a distance, and the need to notify adults if they think they may have been exposed to an animal with rabies. The Zach Jones Memorial Fund provides generous prizes for winners in each age group (Kinder, and grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12). The poster contest can be utilized as an excellent informational or procedural text assignment or as an extra credit project for art and science classes. The deadline for poster submission is April 9, 2021. Information about the contest can be downloaded from the DSHS Contest website.