Farm safety calendar competition drawing to a close

Primary school students in rural and regional Queensland are reminded to enter the Queensland farm safety calendar competition before it closes on 29 June 2018.

QLD Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the annual drawing competition and calendar helped raise awareness about the hazards on farms and rural properties.

“This competition gets youngsters thinking about dangers around the farm,” Ms Grace said.

“The winning entries are then selected to be featured in a farm safety calendar, which helps to remind Queenslanders of all ages to work and play safely on the land.

“Sadly, around 20 Australian children lose their lives in farms accidents every year and many more are hospitalised with injuries.

“The calendar competition is an engaging and informative way to get our future farmers thinking about the extra care needed around the farm.”

Ms Grace said budding young artists can use their imaginations and drawing talents to bring attention to a range of farm and safety issues.

“Students can choose to illustrate issues such as quad bike safety, being sun safe, animal handling and swimming in dams and creeks,” she said.

“The 12 winning entrants will not only have the honour of having their picture illustrate a month in the 2019 calendar, they also receive a $250 voucher for themselves and a $500 voucher for their school.”

Entries in the 2019 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland farm safety calendar competition must be lodged online by 29 June 2018.

Winners will be announced in October 2018, with the next edition of the calendar distributed soon after.

Source: QLD Government

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