sunscreenWith 310 days of sunshine a year, sun safety in Arizona is critical to prevent skin cancer.  Our SunWise Program works with the community to promote sun safety messaging.  Through our 13th Annual Poster Contest, Arizona children pre-K to 12th grade are encouraged to send us their best drawing on how to “Be SunWise & Play Sun Smart” by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Contest rules and entry form can be downloaded here.

The winning artist and school teacher will receive tickets to the celebratory Arizona Diamondbacks game and will receive on-field awards and be featured on the stadium Jumbotron.  The artwork will become the official SunWise Program campaign poster for 2015-2016.  The list of 2014 contest winners is available on our contest website.  All it takes is a few simple steps to be safe while having fun outdoors.  Remember to always protect yourself in the sun with SPF 15+ sunscreen and lip balm, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and clothing; and to stay in the shade, especially during midday.