Friday Funny: Get Your Crayons Ready!

The start of the new school year brings an exciting opportunity for K-12 students: Registration is now open for Deb Group’s second annual Happy Hands Contest.

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2016 Elementary School Winner: Delani B., Second Grade, Dieck Elementary School, Swartz Creek, MI

If you’re a facility manager at a K-12 school, the start of the new school year brings an exciting opportunity for your students. Tell the kids to sharpen their crayons and colored pencils; registration is now open for Deb Group’s second annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest. The contest aims to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser.

“Kids don’t always listen when parents or teachers tell them to wash their hands, so we wanted to find a way to make hand hygiene fun,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb USA. “The Happy Hands contest gives students an opportunity to be imaginative while learning about the importance of hand washing. We were overwhelmed by the response we received from last year’s contest and can’t wait to see all the creative designs we receive this year.”

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2016 Middle School Winner: Laney P., Sixth Grade, Newport Middle School, Newport, OR​

The Happy Hands dispenser design contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity, and unique design elements.

“Winning the Happy Hands contest was such an honor for our students and school,” said Eureka McCormick, art teacher at Dieck Elementary, a winning school in the 2016 Happy Hands contest. “Our students had so much fun participating in the contest and it served as the perfect way to show students that hand washing can be fun.”

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2016 High School Winner: Margaret H., Ninth Grade, Alliance High School, Alliance, NE​

Designs will be accepted through November 30, 2017. Finalists in each category will be announced on February 1, 2018 and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs. The designs with the highest numbers of votes in each category will receive the grand prize – a $200 gift card, a $500 donation to the school, and up-to 500 manual Deb soap/sanitizer dispensers custom printed with the winning design.

Schools that register for the contest will receive all the necessary rules, coloring templates and free hand washing educational materials for their students.

Friday Funny Bonus!

We came across this hilarious work-related video on UNILAD’s Facebook page and couldn’t resist the urge to share it with you. Some of these scenarios may seem familiar!