The annual Arson Watch Reward Program Poster Contest is sponsored by the MPIUA and the RIJRA, on behalf of all property and casualty insurance companies of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The poster theme is “Fire Prevention – Everyone/Everyday”.

In Rhode Island, the contest is held on two levels – Level 1 for 5th and 6th grade students and Level 2 for 7th and 8th grade students. All public, private and parochial schools in Rhode Island are invited to participate. First, Second and Third place winners are chosen in each level by an impartial panel of judges. An award ceremony is held in honor of all winning students.

In Massachusetts, a Countywide contest is held for all students in grades 6-8. First and Second place county winners are chosen by an impartial panel of judges. All First place county winners are entered into the Massachusetts Statewide Contest. An award ceremony is held in honor of all county winners at which time the three State winners are announced and presented with their awards.

Contest Benefits

Preventing fires requires everyone to be alert every day to all acts, omissions and dangers that cause fires. Help teach your students this valuable lesson by participating in our annual fire safety poster contest.

Fire safety education is important at any age level, but especially for children. Many children who play with fire do not realize the dangers and injuries their play can cause. 40% of all set fires involve children; 65% are caused by youths between the ages of 5 and 9 years old who are simply curious about fire. The majority of these fires involves matches or lighters and occurs where there is the most danger to lives and property…your home.

The annual theme is: Fire Safety – Everyone / Every day.