Friday Funny: Clean Hands Are Happy Hands

It’s not even August yet, so it may seem a bit early to be thinking about getting the kids back to school. But when that dreaded day comes, a new contest provides a fun way to get students excited to be back in the classroom, while encouraging them to apply their artistic abilities.

hand hygieneCreated to promote the importance of proper hand hygiene at school in an artistic and creative manner, the Deb Group’s first Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest gives students the opportunity to design their own soap dispenser.

The contest will award the winning design in each category — elementary, middle and high school —with a $200 gift card. Each winning student’s school will also receive a $500 donation. A little bit of fame comes along with the prize money: The winning designs will be custom printed for free on up to 500 manual Deb soap/sanitizer dispensers for use at the students’ schools.

“It is vital for children to understand the importance of proper hand hygiene,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb North America. “As part of the contest, we’ll provide teachers with easy-to-understand hand hygiene awareness materials such as posters and other fun learning materials to educate students throughout the school year.”

The Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. Designs will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall design, creativity, and unique design elements.

hand hygieneRepresentatives from Healthy Schools Campaign will help select 10 finalists in each category. Between January 16, 2017 and February 19, the public will be able to vote for their favorite design among the finalists. The designs receiving the most votes in each category will be announced on March 1, 2017.

“We appreciate Deb Group’s support of our Green Clean Schools program and applaud them for developing the Healthy Hands contest to educate students about the importance of hand hygiene at school and home,” said Rochelle Davis, CEO and President, Healthy Schools Campaign. “The contest will teach students proper hand hygiene techniques early on, which will help them establish lifelong hand washing habits.”

Schools can pre-register for the contest online through October 2, 2016. Additional details about the Happy Hands contest will be announced on October 3.