Attention all teachers and kids:

It’s time for the Spring 2011 Fight the Bite Contest!

To help us educate and inform the community about mosquitoes and West Nile virus, we’re hosting the “Design a Calendar Page Contest” for students in grades K-12!

Use your creativity and art skills to draw a picture that will show us how us how you Fight the Bite and protect yourself from mosquitoes using any or all of the D’s of Mosquito Prevention:

DRAIN any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.

DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outdoors.

DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside.

DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent.

DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition.

DISTRICT staff is available to assist with mosquito problems
by calling 1-800-429-1022 or visiting us at

Picture must be submitted on the official contest entry form.

Download the entry form here! (PDF)

Contest Questions and Answers:

Who can enter? All students within Sacramento and Yolo counties.

How are entries divided and judged?
Entries are divided into three grade categories: K-3, 4-8 and 9-12. They are judged on creativity, originality, and effectively communicating one or more of the District D’s. Winners are determined by a panel of judges and winning entries will be posted online by April 29, 2011.

What is the prize for winning?

Each category will win:

First prize:                  $150

Second Prize:             $75

Third Prize:                $50

Each Classroom Teacher will also win:

First prize:                  $450

Second Prize:             $225

Third Prize:                $150

Prize money to teachers must be used for educational materials. Note: The classroom prize does not apply to home schooled children.

When is the deadline?

Return entries by Friday, April 1, 2011 at 3:00pm.

Where should entries be submitted?

Mail or deliver entries to:

Fight the Bite Contest,
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
8631 Bond Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624


1234 Fortna Avenue
Woodland, CA 95776

For any questions call 916-405-2082 or email

Contest Rules:

  1. Entry must be submitted on the actual contest form
    (on reverse) and all contact information must be filled out.
  2. Entry must be the artist’s original creation.
  3. Design may not incorporate any copyrighted or trademarked characters, nor violent content.
  4. Names of winners and their entries may be used for announcements and promotions. Photos of winners may also be taken and used for these purposes.
  5. All submitted entries remain property of the District. We reserve the right to modify any calendar page and use it for promotional purposes and reproduction on future materials. By signing below, the parent or guardian (a) authorizes the District to use, publish, display, modify and dispose of the artwork and any photo of the artist, (b) agrees that upon submittal of the artwork the District shall own the artwork and any rights of copyright, and (c) waives any right to prevent the destruction of the artwork.


Did you know?
An adult mosquito can live as long as 5 months.