Teaching Young Children to Protect Their Skin

Utah has more people with the deadly skin cancer, melanoma, than any other state. However, we can change this trend if kids and adults protect themselves from damaging UV light.

To change this trend, Dermatology Services at University of Utah Health hosts a Sun Safe Contest each year for children K-12. Our Sun Safe Contest teaches children sun safe action steps. Most sun damage happens before the age of 18 so it is important to learn early to be aware of the sun.

Utah has amazing outdoor activities, and following these action steps can help kids to limit the sun, not the fun!

Sun Safe Poster Contest (Grades K–8)

2019 Sun Safe Poster Submissions

This category is for children in grades K-8th. The poster submissions are divided into two grade brackets: K-3, and 4-8. All poster entries are due TBD.

This Year's Poster Winners

2018 Sun Safe Poster Winners

Past Poster Winners

See our winning poster entries from previous years.

Sun Safe Video Contest (Grades 9-12)

2019 Sun Safe Video Submissions

This category is for children in grades 9-12. Submissions for this category are to be in the form of a one minute video that demonstrates sun safe practices. All video entries are due TBD.

This Year's Video Winners

Watch our 2018 video category winners

Past Video Winners

Watch our winning videos entries from previous years.