Contest Winners

Children's Dental Health Month Winners will be chosen on April 15th!

KDA Children's Dental Health Month Campaign

Post CardsThe KDA is holding its annual Drawing Contest and Class Project Contest.
All third-grade students in Kansas are invited to participate! 
All entries are due by Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Deadline Pushed back to Friday, March 10th, 2023!

The KDA Council on Children's Dental Health normally targets the third-grade population because there is already a dental health unit in their science curriculum.

Click the links below for activity sheets. 

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Each February, the Kansas Dental Association participates in the National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) campaign.

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good dental health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others.
Drawing and Class Project Contests

Class Project Contest

Teachers, Nurses, and Other School Personnel!
Help your students create a class project depicting this year's theme: "Brush, Floss, Smile!" Enter your project for a chance to win a $100, $250, or even $500 gift card to buy supplies for your classroom!Class Project Contest Rules Image Header

Class Project Contest Rules

• Be Creative! Integrate art, technology, science, music, PE, or any of your other favorite subjects to show us how you're promoting good dental health practices in the 3rd grade classroom! Feel free to include other school staff.

Be bold! Make a 2-3 minute video production or slide show and send your submission to KDA Communications Coordinator, Sandra Romero, by email at or by standard mail by Friday, March 3, 2023.

• Be you! Your creativity will be on display on the KDA web site and social media pages! Visit for contest updates, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!

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Drawing Contest

Drawing Contest Rules

  • This contest is open to all 3rd (third) grade students enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year across the state of Kansas. 
  • Each student must submit an original drawing depicting the theme, "Brush, Floss, Smile!"
  • Entries are to be submitted on the drawing entry form on this page. 
  • Drawings may be done in pencil, marker, watercolor, or crayon. Don’t forget to include the student's name, teacher's name and phone number, and school name on the bottom of the entry form.
  • Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, March 3, 2023.

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Selection Process:

Each KDA Dental District Chairperson will choose the top entry from their area. The KDA will then send a $50 gift card to the winning students to be spent on whatever they like! As a “thank you” for including dental health in your curriculum, we will also send a $100 gift card to the teacher of the winning student to buy classroom supplies or help with the cost of activities!

Winners will be notified on or around Friday, March 31, 2023. Regretfully, no entries can be returned. Entries may be used for promotional purposes on the KDA web site and social media pages.

How to Submit Your Student's Drawing

Scan and upload your drawing contest submission below.
You can submit all your class' drawings as one PDF file or individually (note: you'll have to upload each time if doing individual student files.)
-------If you're having trouble submitting your PDF file below, please email it to
Upload Your File

Need Inspiration? 

2022 Drawing Contest Winners

2022 Drawing Winners

2022 Classroom Project Contest First Place Winner

Mrs. Erway's Class at Fort Larned Elementary School

Flyers and Posters

11"x17" Posters:


8.5"x11" Flyers: 


Contest History

Since 2014, the KDA has sent school nurses and third-grade teachers at every elementary school in Kansas a campaign information packet encouraging them to teach students about dental health and celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month. 

Entries for the contests are then submitted to the KDA office and the Council on Children's Dental Health district chairpersons.

Rewarding Kansas Teachers for Promoting Good Dental Health

In 2014, the Council on Children’s Dental Health made the decision to change the Drawing Contest; and award a prize tothe winning student and their participating teacher.

“In year’s past, a bicycle was awarded to the winning student; however, response had been dwindling and many districts were not receiving any entries at all,” said Niki Sadler, Director of Operations for the Kansas Dental Association.

“The idea was to target those who could actually influence the classroom curriculum. We felt that benefiting the teacher as well as the student, would show the teacher that we appreciate their service. The teacher is the one who makes a difference.”

In addition to the Drawing Contest, the Council created the KDA Class Project Contest, in which third-grade teachers can submit a dental health video or other presentation for the chance to win a larger prize – a $500 gift card for 1st place, $250 gift card for 2nd place, or $100 gift card for 3rd place.

Once received, the class projects are evaluated and scored by the Council on Children’s Dental Health and KDA staff, then the top three projects are judged by the General Assembly at the KDA Annual Business Meeting.

Contact Us

For more information on the KDA's Children's Dental Health Month campaigns, contact KDA Communications Coordinator, Sandra Romero.