Senior’s Safety Living Guide

Kid’s “Elder Abuse Prevention” Poster Design Contest
Elementary School Students



  • BC Resident
  • Elementary School Students K – G7
  • Home Schooled 5-13 years old

Entry Fee
No Fee

The messages we want to send through the poster are:

  • Protect the rights of seniors
  • We can all work together to stop Elder Abuse
  • Seniors and their caregivers need support


  • Must be your original work.
  • One entry per person
  • Orientation: Portrait
  • Letter Size (8.5”x11”/215.9mmx279.4mm) paper
  • Accepted medium: water colour, poster colour, colour pencil, pastel, oil pastel, marker or mixed media using above listed medium.
  • Artwork with text or black and white monochrome design are not accepted.
  • Images generated using software and/or a printer are not accepted.

How to Enter

  • An entry form must be completed by an adult guardian.
  • Download entry form.
  • Please enclose the entry form with the artwork and submit either by mail or in person to the address below.
  • We ask parents/guardians to learn and discuss about Elder Abuse with a participant.  Please review the reference materials as some of the topic in the reference materials deal with mature subject matter.
  • We recommend inserting a sturdy piece of cardboard into the package to keep it from getting bent, and write “Do Not Bend”.

Mailing Address/Contact
Tonari Gumi
Poster Design Contest
101-42 West 8th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M7
Tel: 604-687-2172 Ext. 202
Fax: 604-687-2168

Contest Period
May 1, 2016 – June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016 “Elder Abuse Awareness Day”
Mail: Post marked by June 15, 2016
In-Person: Drop off by 4:30pm on June 15, 2016

Tonari Gumi website on July 1, 2016
Winners’ first name and last name initial, age, and city of residence will be posted on our website.
We will contact the winners either by phone or email.

First Prize (1) $200
Second Prize (1) $50
Third Prize (3) One item from Tonari Gumi Gift Shop
A Thank You card for all participants

Selection Team
Les Fugeta / Tonari Gumi, Executive Director
Sherry Baker / BC Community Response Network, Executive Director
Yuki Tani / Tonari Gumi, Senior’s Safety Living Program Leader
Karen Kobayashi / University of Victoria、Associate professor, Sociology/Ageing
Kelvin Higo / Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Advisory Committee, Chair

Tonarigumi retains all the rights to the artworks submitted to the contest. No entries can be returned.

Hosted by
Tonari Gumi

BC Ministry of Health
CREA Council to Reduce Elder Abuse
BC Community Response Network

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