Children across the West of England are being invited by Wales and West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, to enter an annual competition to come up with something creative that warns of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO).

Open to schoolchildren in key stages one and two (ages five to 11), the competition asks pupils to produce an eye-catching poster, poem or entry in another medium, like a film, which is both informative and accurate, and warns of the dangers of CO poisoning and how to avoid them.

Walesand West Utilities will pick an area winner who will personally receive £150 and £300 for their school / organisation (which can include uniformed organisations such as Scouts, Brownies and Guides). They will then go forward to a national competition where they have a chance to win £300 for themselves and £600 for their school / organisation, in addition to the area winner prize.

Entries can be emailed to:  [email protected] 

For more details on the competition please visit