SmartProcedures LLC is sponsoring a safety art contest for students of plant workers in the United States and Canada. The contest, which will accept original, safety-themed artwork from May 1, 2009 through July 15, 2009, is dubbed Zero Incident Program (ZiP!) and aims for zip incidents, zip accidents, zip injuries and zip fatalities. “ZiP! is designed to honor the men and women who strive daily for safety and operational excellence in high-risk environments,” said Elliott Lander, managing director of SmartProcedures LLC. “We’re thrilled to get youths involved in ZiP! to help ensure that our next generation focuses on safety.”
Elementary, middle- and high-school students who have a parent who works in or has recently worked in a plant for energy, chemicals, paper, power or manufacturing are invited to compete in the contest. Students must submit their artwork electronically to the SmartProcedures Web site. Finalists will be contacted to send in their physical artwork to SmartProcedures. Each category features cash and honorable mention awards. The top prizes in each category are $1,500, $1,000 and $500 for high school, middle and elementary school, respectively.
The artwork will be judged by a blended combination of online popular vote on the SmartProcedures Web site, as well as by industry and art professionals. Winning artwork also will be displayed on the Web site, as well as physically at a public venue to be determined.
Full contest rules are available at www.smartprocedures.com.