This spring, Maine students kindergarten through eighth grade across the state were challenged to a poster contest put on by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The annual contest now has it's 2020 winners for the Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest, with Bangor student, Brady Reilly, winning the 2nd-3rd grade category.  Brady attends Fruit Street School and is a 2nd grader.  Here's his work:

Brady Reilly, 2nd Grade, Fruit Street School (Bangor)

This annual contest is put on yearly to have Maine's youngest citizens become more aware and learn how to prevent disease caused by ticks.

This years theme was 'Tick Tock' and holds the message of reminding Mainers to take the time to be safe and practice precautionary tick disease prevention.

The students were asked to have an element of their poster utilize a preventative measure for tick-borne disease, such as using an EPA-approved repellent, wearing protective clothing or simply performing a tick check, etc.

There were 3 placed winners and a runner up with each winner getting a special prize of a family day pass for a Maine State Park, a certificate as well as a very useful tick-removal kit for them and all of their classmates.


Winners were selected from the grade levels submitted of 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th grades.

Here are the winners of the Maine CDC 2020 Poster contest

Brady Reilly, 2nd Grade, Fruit Street School (Bangor)

Mikenna Phillips, 5th Grade, Spruce Mountain Primary School (Livermore)

Mariya Folsom, 6th Grade, Mt. Blue Middle School (Farmington)

Congratulations to our honorable mention awardee:

Zoe Grooms, 5th Grade, Spruce Mountain Primary School (Livermore)

Maine CDC recognizes all participants and other Lyme Disease Awareness Month partners who have helped Maine CDC raise awareness of tickborne diseases.


Check out more about this year's contest and more information about Lyme disease prevention by visiting the Maine CDC website.