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State of Nevada 2017 Fire Prevention Week Theme Poster Contest; “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

    Nevada Schools Statewide

      Complete Contest Rules


      • Elementary Level; 5th and 6th grades.
      • Middle School
      • High School

      Artwork must reflect the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2017 National Fire Prevention Week theme “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. Information on this year’s theme can be found on NFPA’s website : http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week


      Danny M. Brennan
      Bureau Chief
      (775) 684-7526

      Theme must be depicted visually and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.

      The finished poster must measure 8 ½ x 14 inches.

      The poster must be submitted with a description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist, either written legibly or typed.


      Winners will be selected from each of the three grade school categories and their posters placed on billboards in the Elko, Reno/Sparks, Carson City and Las Vegas areas. Each winner will receive a plaque from the Nevada State Fire Marshal and from the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada (FPAN), and recognition from the National Fire Protection Association and the State.

      Selecting the winners:

      At the local/city/county level

      The county winner will be selected by the respective fire departments fire prevention bureau’s within that county, FPAN and or the local Fire Chief. (In Clark County FPAN and their regional representatives will be the receiving entity for the poster entries from the Schools and selecting those to move on to the next level.) The Fire Prevention Bureaus of the agencies are responsible for disseminating contest opportunity, collecting entries from the respective schools within their jurisdictions, judging entries from the respective schools and submitting the top 2 entries to the State Fire Marshal by September 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

      At the State level

      The Nevada State Fire Marshal and representatives from the BOFS will facilitate tier 2 judging to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. This will be done on September 19, 2017.

      Winning Poster

      The winning poster (originals and copies) becomes the property of the Nevada State Fire Marshal, and will be displayed at the Carson City State Fire Marshal’s Office and community outreach events as determined by the same entities along with being posted on billboards. The winning poster may be used in publications, exhibits, and displays, and on websites, as determined by the Nevada State Fire Marshal.

      Poster winner’s artwork will be submitted to local print media in their area and may be published.

      Contest Dates

      Kick-off: Monday July 31, 2017


      Bart J. Chambers, Chief
      Nevada State Fire Marshal
      Department of Public Safety

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