Poster competition

The Electricity Safety Week 2017 Be a Safety Star Poster Competition.
Win a $1000 donation for your school P&C Association!

The 2017 ‘Be a Safety Star’ Poster Competition runs from Monday, 12 June to Friday, 13 October 2017. This year the competition is being extended with a winner to be chosen from each of these primary school categories (K-2, 3-4, 5-6). Each winner will receive a $1,000 donation for their P&C Association to spend on a safety improvement. Students will also receive a certificate and small gift for entering. Entry forms are contained within the resource packs sent to schools once they register for Electricity Safety Week 2017.

To enter teachers can:

1. Simply have their students select one of the following safety messages:

  • Stay at least 8 metres away from fallen powerlines
  • Keep away from overhead powerlines
  • Use electrical appliances safely and correctly
  • Never play on electrical equipment or trees near powerlines
  • Keep electrical appliances away from water.

2. Design a poster

  • Ask their students to choose a safety message and design a poster using the template on the USB provided in the resource pack.
  • Remind their students to fill out their name, school and year at the bottom of the poster template.

3. Submit your entry


Winner will be announced w/c 6 November.

The winner of the 2016 Essential Energy ‘Be a Safety Star’ Poster Competition was Hallidays Point Public School with this great poster created by Olivia and Chelsea. The school received a $1,000 donation to their school P&C Association to be spent on a safety related improvement at their school. Congratulations to Hallidays Point Public School!



Essential Energy’s General Manager Safety, HR and Environment, David Nardi (left) and Area Manager, Ross Berry (right), congratulate Hallidays Point Public School’s Olivia Pearce, Chelsea Doyle, Jemima Clyde-Smith and Jessica Watt on winning the ‘Be a Safety Star’ electrical safety poster competition.


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