Teach Young Children to Care for their Skin!

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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. This contest teaches children Sun Safe Action Steps. Utah has amazing outdoor activities, and following these action steps can help kids to limit the sun, not the fun!

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How to Enter

Create an original poster (collage, painting, drawing) on any standard 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. Print the entry form and attach it to the back of the entry.

Deadline: Posters must be received by April 17, 2017

Entries should be mailed to:

Stephanie Klein, MD
University of Utah Dermatology
30 North 1900 East, 4A330 SOM
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

For questions, contact Lynsey Mitchell at lynsey.mitchell@hsc.utah.edu.


Posters are divided into two age groups for judging: K-3rd grade or 4th-8th grade.

No trademarked/copyrighted characters or materials may be used.

The poster must show at least 3 of the Sun Safe Action Steps:

  • Do not burn
  • Do not use tanning beds
  • Generously apply sunscreen SPF 30+
  • Wear protective clothing such as a hat, sunglasses and swim shirts
  • Seek shade
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
  • Get Vitamin D safely (supplements or food)

Posters Will Be Judged On

  • Ability to show at least three Sun Safe Action Steps (as opposed to using only words)
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Quality of artwork
  • Correct spelling and grammar must be used in the 4th-8th grade category


Three finalists will be announced for each grade (K-8th grade) on April 21, 2017. These finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony on May 9, 2017 where the entries will be judged and winners will be announced.

Winners of each age division (K-3rd and 4th-8th) will win a new bike, a pizza party for their class and will have their artwork displayed on billboards in the Salt Lake Valley to educate Utahns on sun safety during the summer months. Additional prizes will be given to second and third place winners as well as prizes for all finalists. 

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