Waterloo North Hydro Electrical Safety Poster Contest

2019 Electrical Safety Poster Contest


Attention - Elementary School Teachers in Waterloo, Wellesley and Woolwich

Waterloo North Hydro’s Elementary School Poster Contest is back!

The 2019 Electrical Safety Poster Contest is seeking artists from Grade 1-8 to design a poster explaining the dangers of  electrical equipment design a poster for use as our new marketing material.The poster should focus on the importance of never tampering with electrical equipment, and keeping you and your family away from hazards. 

How Does It Work?

Local elementary school students are encouraged to design their own posters sharing Waterloo North Hydro's important safety message. Entries can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. A scanned copy sent by email to schoolelectricalsafety@wnhydro.com
  2. Mailed to Waterloo North Hydro at: 526 Country Squire Rd, Waterloo ON, N2J 4G8
    (please clearly mark the envelope with "Electrical Safety Poster Contest")
  3. Deliver the poster to our office (526 Country Squire Rd, Waterloo)

All received entries must be on 8.5" by 11" paper. Electronic entries should be submitted as PDF files.

Please ensure completed Entry Form are included with all submitted entries.

When is the Deadline?

Waterloo North Hydro's Poster Contest kicks off April 1, 2019, with a final deadline of May 1, 2019. Please find the official Entry Form here.

What Can I Win?

The three winners from Primary, Junior and Intermediate divisions will be announced May 21, 2019. Selected winners will receive a $50 Indigo gift card as well a special electrical safety kit for their families from Waterloo North Hydro.

What are the Rules and Regulations?

Please click here to view the contest's full Rules and Regulations.

What is Electrical Equipment Dangerous?

Electrical Equipment is dangerous and can cause serious injury or death. We remind everyone to stay clear of transformers and other electrical equipment.

Transformers change high-voltage electricity to lower voltages that are used by appliances and lighting in your household. You may have seen these metal boxes near roads and sidewalks in your neighbourhood, perhaps on a lawn or garden. They contain high-voltage electrical equipment and have buried circuits and wires in the immediate area. 

Like any other piece of important utility equipment, they are locked and should be left alone – don’t let children play on or around them. If you see a transformer that is unlocked or has its doors open, note the identification number on the side and call us at 519-886-5090. Keep everyone a safe distance away, at least 10 metres (33 feet, about the length of a school bus).

Let Lucky the Squirrel show you the dangers of electrical equipment in this video:

Waterloo North Hydro’s School Safety Program

Waterloo North Hydro is pleased to offer safety presentations about electricity to all elementary schools in Waterloo, Wellesley and Woolwich. You'll also see us at community events showing you how to be safe around electricity.

Making electrical safety fun and interesting for primary and secondary students is important. Young children can learn to have a healthy respect for electricity and spot potential electrical hazards wherever they may be.

To arrange for an electrical safety presentation, please call 519-886-5090 or email our School Safety Presenter