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Registration for the 2022/2023 Happy Hands dispenser design contest by SC Johnson Professional is accepting registrations. The contest encourages K-12 students to use their creativity to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser to promote the importance of handwashing and sanitizing at school. Schools can enter the contest online at here through Nov. 30, 2022.

As a majority of families prepare to send their children back to an in-person class setting, hygiene and health precautions should be a top priority. The Happy Hands Contest is a unique and educational way to promote proper handwashing habits to reduce the spread of germs through friendly and creative competition in classrooms. The contest is open to all K-12 public or private school institutions in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Each student may submit one dispenser design.

There will be two categories for the contest: elementary (grades K-5) and middle/high school (grades 6-12). Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity and unique design elements. The eye-catching designs must be submitted via mail and postmarked by November 30, 2022. Finalists in each category will be announced on Feb. 1, 2023, and the public can then vote for their favorite designs. Voting closes on Feb. 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. E.T. See below for contest rules.

The official grand prize winner announcement will be made in spring of 2023. The design with the most votes in each category will receive the top prize, which includes $1,000 for the grand prize winner's school, a $300 gift card for the winning student and up to 1,000 manual soap/sanitizer dispensers featuring their design.

Visit the Happy Hands website to view the complete Official Rules. After registering for the contest, schools will receive access to design templates as well as free hand washing educational materials for their students. Schools can register here.