20 May, 2023
Kids drawings to help promote farm safety
PRIMARY school children are gearing up to enter the annual farm safety calendar drawing competition hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Students from prep to year six are encouraged to pick up some colouring pencils and compete for prizes by creating safety illustrations focussed on electricity, animals, machinery, quad bikes, water safety, and general health and well-being on the farm.
Last year, demand for the free farm safety calendar was overwhelming, with more than 30,000 copies printed and distributed to Queensland homes as a year-round reminder of why it’s so important to think about safety on rural properties.
This year’s 12 competition winners will again have their illustrations published in the calendar and receive a $250 gift card for themselves and $500 for their school.
More than 1,000 school children are expected to enter the competition this year - taking the number of entries to well over 10,000 since the competition started in 2015.
Entries for the 2023 edition will close on June 23. For information go to www.worksafe. qld.gov.au and search for “farm safety calendar”.