National Immunization Poster Contest
Every other year, Immunize Canada organizes a National Immunization Poster Contest for Grade 6 students, in conjunction with the Canadian Immunization Conference.
The Poster Contest provides Grade 6 students across Canada with an opportunity to submit works of art reflecting their ideas on immunization for good health. The winning posters are reproduced and distributed in many formats.
Immunize Canada regrets to announce that the 2020 National Immunization Poster Contest for Grade 6 students has been postponed to the fall of 2021. We wish students, teachers and their families across Canada good health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we look forward to welcoming student contest entries in 2021.
Thank you to Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Paediatric Society for generously donating excellent prizes to the National Immunization Poster Contest!
All original paper artwork submitted to the contest is retained by Immunize Canada.
Submitted posters are judged on the following 3 criteria:
- creative (Is the poster imaginative?)
- colourful (Do the bright colours catch your eye?)
- clear message (Does the poster tell us why it is important to immunize kids?)
Resources for Teachers and Students
Teacher's Kit: Integrating immunization education into the Grade 6 curriculum
Provides teachers with resources and ideas organized by curriculum subject matter that may be used to prepare Grade 6 students with their poster contest entries.
Immunize Canada thanks the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
of the University of Toronto for reviewing this kit (revised in 2018).
(PDF: 7.9 MB)
- Kids Boost Immunity: lesson plans for teachers
- Credible online resources on immunization (revised February 2020)
- Digital Literacy 101 (MediaSmarts)
- Reality Check: The Game (MediaSmarts)
- Books for children about immunization
- Our Immune System: A story for children with primary immunodeficiency diseases (Immune Deficiency Foundation, US)
- Immunize Canada's YouTube channel: videos about immunization
- Immunization information on the Internet: Can you trust what you read?
- 20 Questions quiz about immunization & Understanding the Correct Answers
- I Boost Immunity quiz: Earn a vaccine for someone in need
- Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children (video)
- Vaccine Trivia: Just the Vax (online vaccine quiz, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA)
National Winners 2018
Provincial Winners 2018
(No entries were received from Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, or from Nunavut for the 2018 Poster Contest.)
Winning Posters from Past Contests
(No entries were received from Yukon, the Northwest Territories, or from Nunavut for the 2016 Poster Contest.)