The NCDHM poster contest is a great way to conclude February’s oral health lesson. By having students draw posters reflecting what they learned during NCDHM, the message of how important dental health is to overall health will be reinforced.  Contest information and deadlines will be announced at the beginning of the new year.



First Place

  • $500
  • Custom-framed poster
  • Prizes presented by a PDA representative at a school assembly
  • The first-place winner's school and teacher each receive $250

Second Place

  • $250

Third Place

  • $100

How to Enter

Teachers should select only one classroom winner and mail the winning entry to:
PDA, attn: NCDHM, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. 

Official Rules

  • Poster topic must represent dental-health or dental-hygiene issues.
  • Paper must be no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
  • No computer-generated art will be accepted.
  • Only third-grade students are eligible to enter. One entry per student is allowed. (Special education students up to age 12 may enter the contest.)
  • PDA must receive entries no later than the specified deadline.
  • All posters become the property of PDA once they have been submitted.
  • PDA employees’ and members’ immediate families are not eligible.
  • Teachers should clearly print the student’s name, age and home address, their own name, the school’s name address, county and phone number on the back of the classroom-winner’s poster.

Posters will be judged on dental health or hygiene theme, creativity and neatness. Please discourage students from tracing and using trademarks like Crest, Colgate, Oral-B, and characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, etc.

View Poster Winners 2017

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View Poster Winners 2015

View Poster Winners 2008-2014