CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Raise your hand if you enjoy creativity and clean hands! After receiving more than 3,000 votes from across the nation, Deb Group announced the respective elementary, middle and high school winners of the official Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest today! The dispenser design contest was part of a larger campaign to educate and promote hand hygiene in schools.
“We’re thrilled to see the excitement around these student designs and hand hygiene,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb Group. “The artwork on the soap dispensers will serve as a reminder about the important role clean hands play in keeping everyone at school healthy. Meanwhile, teachers can continue to utilize our activity books and posters throughout the school year.”
The 2017 Deb Group Happy Hands Dispenser Design Contest winners include:
- Delani B., Second Grade, Dieck Elementary, Swartz Creek, MI
- Laney P., Sixth Grade, Newport Middle School, Newport, OR
- Margaret H., Ninth Grade, Alliance High School, Alliance, NE
“This award is such an honor for our students and school, and we’re ecstatic that the community rallied around Delani to support her creativity,” said Eureka McCormick, art teacher at Dieck Elementary. “This was such a fun contest to participate in and it served as the perfect way to show students that hand washing can be fun.”
The student designs with the most votes in each category will each receive a $200 gift card. Each winning students’ school will also receive a $500 donation. The winning designs will be custom printed for free on up-to 500 manual Deb soap/sanitizer dispensers for use at the students’ school.
“The Happy Hands Contest allowed our students to engage in the standard skills they need, like creativity,” said Erin Price, teacher, Newport Middle School. “This was for a very good cause - as teachers and parents we know the health of students is important and making them aware of the importance of hand washing is necessary."
Students submitted their designs online in the fall and five finalists in each category were announced in January. Submissions were evaluated for visual appeal, overall design, creativity and unique design elements. The public voted for their favorites during the month of February.
“I'm really excited that Deb Group did this contest!” said Kathy Brock, teacher, Alliance High School. “It was a great opportunity for all of the students.”
About Deb Group
Headquartered in the UK and with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.
In 2014, Deb Group acquired Stoko Professional Skin Care to become the world's largest specialist occupational skin care company. The combined organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh™, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM™, Stokolan® and KrestoGT™.
Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit www.debgroup.com.