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Art Contest

Electrical Safety Tip

Art Contest Theme: Electrical Safety Tip

Caring for members of our community is more important now than ever. One way to show you care is to teach others in your community how to stay safe. As a top priority at the PUD, we want to make sure all of our community members know how to stay safe around electricity.


We invite you to use your artistic talents and creativity, along with knowledge of electrical safety practices, to design a poster highlighting an electrical safety tip. Winning art may be included in the 2022 PUD calendar or shared on social media! You never know, your poster could save a life! Bonus points if you can hide a heart shape (♥) in your picture!

Some Ideas to Get You Thinking

  • Stay far away from electrical substations.
  • Never fly a kite near power lines.
  • Never overload outlets with too many plugs.
  • Never use radios, hair dryers, or other electronics near water.
  • Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines. 
  • Never put metal silverware into toasters while they are plugged in.

Feel free to research more ideas with an adult or visit the Safety area of our website (click here) for more tips and videos!


All students in grades K-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter.

Contest Rules

  • Your artwork must be an original design and be created by you (no outside help, please!). Your artwork may be hand-drawn, computer-generated, and/or created with photograph(s) (or a combination). Any medium (crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints/water colors, ink, computer graphics, photography, etc.) is acceptable. Stick-on letters, glitter, and stickers are not permitted, nor may your artwork contain copyrighted images, photographs, and/or slogans.
  • Your artwork must be created on a 8.5” x 11” sheet of white paper in a landscape (horizontal) orientation.
  • Only one artwork submission per student.
  • For those who choose to submit their art electronically, please keep your original artwork in a safe place until May 19, 2021. If you are a winner, we may need to collect your original artwork in order to use it for our calendar or social media.
  • Entries will not be returned and will become the property of Snohomish County PUD.
  • By submitting an entry into this contest, you automatically give the PUD permission and rights to display, post, use and store the image and your name as artist indefinitely in any media without notification or charge. Press releases may also be sent to local newspapers.

Any submission that does not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Timeline & Submission information

Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Artwork may be submitted electronically on our website or mailed to Heather Herbst at Snohomish County PUD, PO Box 1107, Everett, WA 98206-1107. For mailed submissions, a completed registration form must be included in the envelope with your art work (see form to the right). No staples, please!

Submit your artwork electronically (click here)


Entries will be judged on creativity, content, clarity and originality related to the theme. All decisions made by the judges will be final. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, May 19, 2021.


Up to 12 entries will be selected, with each winning artist receiving $50.

Related Information


Heather Herbst
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)