Dayton Public Health announces mask design contest winners

DAYTON — The winners for the Dayton and Montgomery County COVID-19 youth mask design contest were announced today.

The contest was open for Montgomery County students, ages 10 to 17. Students were challenged to use their creativity to design a COIVD-19 face mask. The goal was to engage students in the fight against the coronavirus and encourage community members to stay safe by wearing a mask.

Contestants were group into four age categories, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. The Community Health Education Equity Outreach team judged the 74 entries on theme, visual appeal, composition, creativity, language and graphics.

The following contestants won their respective groups and a Google Chromebook:

  • 10-11 years-old category – Mia Mergler
  • 12-13 years-old category – Carter Blankenship
  • 14-15 years-old category – Sebastian Luster
  • 16-17 years-old category – Emily Swanson

The grand prize winner was Jesse White. Along with a Chromebook, White won a $100 gift card and his design will be reproduced a distributed in the community.