Farm safety calendar competition to close soon

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Primary school students in rural and regional Queensland are invited to enter the Queensland farm safety calendar competition before it closes on 29 June.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace invited the students to the annual drawing competition and calendar to help raise awareness about farm hazards.

“This competition gets youngsters thinking about dangers around the farm,” said Minister Grace.

“The winning entries are then selected to be featured in a farm safety calendar, which helps to remind Queenslanders of all ages to work and play safely on the land.

“Sadly, around 20 Australian children lose their lives in farms accidents every year and many more are hospitalized with injuries.

“The calendar competition is an engaging and informative way to get our future farmers thinking about the extra care needed around the farm.”

Ms. Grace encouraged students to use their imaginations to bring attention to a range of farm and safety issues.

“Students can choose to illustrate issues such as quad bike safety, being sun safe, animal handling and swimming in dams and creeks,” she said.

“The 12 winning entrants will not only have the honour of having their picture illustrate a month in the 2019 calendar, they also receive a $250 voucher for themselves and a $500 voucher for their school.”

Entries must be submitted on 29 June. More information about the competition is available on worksafe.qld.gov.au

Winners will be announced in October.

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