January 2021

To Fire Safety Educators:

Included within the Poster Contest Tab are the Information and Rules for the 2021 Massachusetts Fire Prevention Poster Contest for all students in grades 6-8. The contest may begin immediately. All posters should be delivered to MPIUA (see Rules for address) where both County and Statewide judging will be held.

All County entries should be received by Friday, April 16, 2021. All entries will be separated by County and a First and Second place winner will be chosen from each County that participates. All First place County winners will be entered into the Statewide contest, from which First, Second and Third place winners will be chosen.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all winners will be announced virtually.

To those of you who were involved last year, we extend our sincere thanks. We ask those of you who were unable to become involved last year to please make every effort to participate this year. Our goal is to have the participation of every County in the State of Massachusetts.

Any fire department that is active in and helps promote the contest, and whose town has a First, Second or Third place winning poster in the STATEWIDE contest, may be granted a check in the amount of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, to be used for any equipment, materials, education, research and prevention efforts relative to fire prevention/education initiative.

Included in this site is the entire set of updated material- please read carefully as some information has changed

  1. Contest Rules
  2. Judging Criteria
  3. List of 2020 poster contest winners by county and state, and 2020 winning fire departments
  4. Poster Information Form – this information must be provided on back of each poster.
  5. Package Submission Form to be included with each package of poster entries.

Similar packets of material are being mailed to every public, private and parochial school with grade 6-8 in the State of Massachusetts and can be found on our website. We encourage you to contact your local schools to offer them assistance in this worthwhile program

If you have any questions or need our assistance, please contact us.

We thank you for your continued support of this program and look forward to working with you over the next several months.

Sincerely
AWRP Coordinator
Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association
Sponsor of the Arson Watch Reward Program

Fire Department Winners
The 2020 Fire Department Grant Recipients were:
First Place $2,500 ~ Plymouth Fire Department (Plymouth County)
Second Place $1,500 ~ Rehoboth Fire Department (Bristol County)
Third Place $1,000 ~ Stoughton Fire Department (Norfolk County)