Make a Cartoon about the "Ds"

What are the Ds of Mosquito Prevention?

DRAIN standing water

DRAIN STANDING WATER from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

DISCARD old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

EMPTY AND CLEAN birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

PROTECT boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

MAINTAIN the water balance (pool chemistry) of swimming pools. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

DETER mosquitoes with a repellent

APPLY MOSQUITO REPELLENT to bare skin and clothing to keep mosquitoes away.
Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET (recommended), picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective.

Learn more about repellents.

DUSK & DAWN is mosquito time

Limit outdoor exposure or take precautions during this time as mosquitoes are most active. 

DRESS to prevent bites

COVER YOUR SKIN with clothing if you must be outside when mosquitoes are active. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeves.

USE MOSQUITO NETTING to protect young children, especially those younger than 2 months.

COVER DOORS AND WINDOWS with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To learn more about Mosquito Prevention, visit the "HELP US" page

How it works

Create a 3 or 4 panel cartoon strip based on the Ds of Mosquito Prevention

How to enter

We're excited to see some strong cartoons this year!
Students can work with any materials they want, but all cartoons must be entered using the entry form.
Parents or teachers can submit the entry form online as a .png, or .jpg.
The contest is open for entries until May 22, 2023, 8am, so here's some information to help you get started:

JuDGING & Prizes

Cartoons will be judged on the following parameters:

Cartoons will be grouped and judged by the following grade groups for each contest:

Finalists from the grade groups will be selected and compete for the following prizes:

Public voting may help determine the winners contest. Winners may be announced in May 2023

Rules & Disqualifications

Previous Contest Winners & Finalists