HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) this February, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) will sponsor its annual poster contest for all third-grade students in Pennsylvania. Students are asked to draw posters that reflect what they learned during NCDHM, and submit them for their chance at winning.
From the submissions, three winners will be selected. The first-place winner will be awarded $500. In addition, the first-place winner's school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The grand prize will be awarded to the first-place winner at a school function. The second place winner will receive $250, while the third-place winner will receive $100.
The NCDHM lesson plan kits are being distributed electronically this year through the downloading of material on PDA's website. The kits are designed for third-grade teachers in Pennsylvania public, private and charter schools, and contain a lesson plan featuring information on dental health topics, fun classroom activities and instructions for the PDA-sponsored poster contest. A complimentary NCDHM poster for each participating classroom can be requested through PDA's website.
All entries for the poster contest must be submitted by Friday, March 15. PDA will announce the top three winners in April.
Visit www.padental.org/ncdhm for the complete list of poster contest rules and more information on NCDHM.
About the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 6,000 member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA's mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our website at www.padental.org.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association