FIGHT THE BITE CONTEST

FIGHT THE BITE CONTEST

The annual Fight the Bite Contest is designed to inspire creativity while teaching children and young adults the fundamentals of mosquito control and prevention. To help us educate and inform the community about mosquitoes and West Nile virus, every spring we host the art contest for students in grades K-12.

Students use their creativity and art skills to draw a picture that shows how they Fight the Bite and protect themselves from mosquitoes using any or all of the D’s of Mosquito Prevention.

The 2020 Fight The Bite Contest is here!
Download the Contest Rules for information and tips, and then get an Entry Form to submit before the deadline on April 1st 2020. Good luck!

CONTEST RULES

All K-12 students within Sacramento and Yolo counties can enter. Entries are divided into three grade categories: K-3, 4-6 and 7-12. 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 announced during Mosquito Awareness Week in April.

TEACHERS CAN WIN MONEY FOR THE CLASSROOM

Each category wins:
$200 First Prize
$100 Second Prize
$75 Third Prize
$50 Honorable Mention

The winning student’s school will receive:
$400 First Prize
$200 Second Prize
$150 Third Prize
$100 Honorable Mention

The 2019 Contest has ended – see you in 2020!

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

Print, draw, paint and create! Download the English or Spanish flyer.
Mail or deliver entries to:
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
c/o Fight the Bite Contest
8631 Bond Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

2019 CONTEST WINNERS
View the 2019 Winning Entries Here

FIRST PLACE K-3

FIRST PLACE 4-8

FIRST PLACE 9-12

PREVIOUS YEARS WINNING ENTRIES:

2019 Fight the Bite Contest Winners

2018 Fight the Bite Contest Winners

2017 Fight the Bite Contest Winners

2016 Fight the Bite Contest Winners

2015 Fight the Bite Contest Winners

DISTRICT D’s of MOSQUITO PREVENTION

DRAIN

any standing water that may produce mosquitoes, especially after rain.

DAWN & DUSK

are times to avoid being outside, when mosquitoes are most active.

DRESS

appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.

DEFEND

yourself against mosquitoes by using insect repellent. Make sure you follow label directions!

DOOR

and window screens should be in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

DISTRICT

personnel are available to address any mosquito problem by calling 1-800-429-1022