Happy Hands Contest


For the last three years, SC Johnson Professional (formerly known as Deb Group) has been giving teachers and students the opportunity to create their own hand soap or sanitizer dispensers with the Happy Hands contest. Make teaching students' the importance of hand washing, whiles also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design.


This is a creative way to teach kids the importance of hand hygiene. With over 185 million school days being lost each year due to kids being sick, this leads to higher dropout rates and huge costs for school districts. However, the simple act of washing hands can reduce illness, absenteeism and associated costs by 40%. 


We are changing it up this year. For the first time ever, the first 50 teachers to submit 15 or more students designs will receive a bounty of SC Johnson Professional products including:


  • Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Ziploc Storage Bags
  • SC Johnson Professional Air & Odor Eliminator
  • Refresh Azure FOAM soap
  • Deb InstantFOAM Complete Hand Sanitizer
  • Stokolan Light Gel Hand Lotion
  • Kresto Kwik WIPES

We are also increasing the prizes for our Grand Prize Winners. The schools with the highest amount of votes in each category, grades K-5 and grades 6-8/9-12, will be awarded a grand prize. Each grand prize winner receives:


Want to join this year's contest?

See below for how to enter the 2018 - 2019 Happy Hand contest:

  1. Register your school using the form on the right
  2. Submit your student designs by November 30, 2018
  3. Finalists are chosen and open voting to public starts February 1st, 2019
  4. Winners will be notified privately in March 2019. An official announcement of all grand prize winners will be made in April 2019.

When you register you will receive all the necessary rules, coloring template and lots of hand washing educational materials for your students


Have questions? Email [email protected]


2017 - 2018 Winners


Bryson C.

First Grade
Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind
Ogden, UT


Maggie P.

Eighth Grade
St. Joseph School
Lockport, IL

2016 - 2017 Winners


Delani B.

Second Grade
Dieck Elementary School
Swartz Creek, MI


Laney P.

Sixth Grade
Newport Middle School
Newport, OR​


Margaret H.

Ninth Grade
Alliance High School
Alliance, NE​


Looking for more information on the Happy Hands Contest?

Contest Flyer

Dispenser Design Template

Frequently Asked Questions


Rules and Regulations