Spring 2012 Fight The Bite Contest Winners Announced As Part Of Mosquito Awareness Week


April 23, 2012


–Children learn about mosquito prevention and also earn money for their school 

Elk Grove, Calif.— To kick off Mosquito Awareness Week  the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announces the winners of the 2012 annual Fight the Bite Design a Calendar Page Contest for students in grades K-12. In an effort to have children learn about mosquito prevention, the contest encourages kids to use art and creatively design a page promoting the FIGHT the BITE theme to inspire everyone to practice any or all of the District 7 D’s of Mosquito Prevention.  “The contest was very successful and we are very impressed by the quality of the artwork submitted” said David Brown, District Manager. “The children are skilled artists and their entries are very creative. We’re happy to know they can use art to understand the important concept of reducing mosquitoes and diseases such as West Nile virus” said Brown.

Students were divided into three grade categories: K-3, 4-6 and 7-12.  The winning entries were based on: creativity, originality and the ability to effectively communicate one or more of the District D’s of Mosquito Prevention.  Winners were determined by a panel of judges and will receive a cash prize and first place contest winners will record a radio commercial that will air throughout the summer.  Since many area schools are struggling with budget cuts, prizes will also be awarded to the school of each winning student. All winning contest entries will be used in the 2013 Fight the Bite calendar which will be distributed later this year.

First place winners are:

K-3       Emma DeWulf from Cordova Gardens Elementary in Rancho Cordova

4-6        Khizer Anwar from Capital City School in Sacramento

7-12      Deanna Nguyen from Natomas Pacific Pathways in Sacramento

 View the winning entries here


*For a complete list of winners in all categories please visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net



WHEN: Monday, April 23 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am   and 12:30 pm 

WHERE: Capital City School (7222 24th St) in Sacramento, Cordova Gardens Elementary (2400 Dawes St) in Rancho Cordova and Natomas Pacific Pathways (3700 Del Paso Rd) inSacramento

WHAT: Excited children receiving a surprise visit in their classroom to obtain their prize               

For media interviews or questions please contact Luz Rodriguez at 916.416.6337.

            Contact: Luz Maria Rodriguez, Public Information Officer

Office:  916.405.2082 | Cell:  916.416.6337

E-mail:  lrodriguez@nullFIGHTtheBITE.net