Pictured is the entry from Antigonish Education Centre Grade 3 student Sadie A. in the SC Johnson Professional’s third-annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest.

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO: An Antigonish County student is competing for the top prize in SC Johnson Professional’s third-annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest.

The Happy Hands contest promotes the importance of handwashing at schools by encouraging K-8 students to use their creative skills and imagination to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser.

During the winter months when cold, flu and gastrointestinal outbreaks are more frequent, it’s even more important to encourage frequent handwashing. SC Johnson Professional’s Happy Hands contest is a fun and unique way to remind students about the importance of proper handwashing and the role hand hygiene plays in helping prevent the spread of germs.

Selected based on visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity and unique design elements, the 2019 Happy Hands contest finalists include Grade 3 student Sadie A., from East Antigonish Education Centre.

The student-drawn designs are on display at: https://www.debgroup.com/ca/happy-hands and open for voting through February 14. The winner is selected based on the number of votes, so spread the word.

The finalists receiving the most votes in each category will receive a $200 gift card, and $500 will be donated to their school along with up-to 500 manual soap/sanitizer dispensers featuring their winning design. The winner will be announced on March 1.

For more information regarding the Happy Hands contest, please visit: www.debhappyhands.com.