Registration is Now Open for Deb Group’s Second Annual Happy Hands Contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — September 6, 2017 – Sharpen your crayons and colored pencils; registration is now open for Deb Group’s second annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest. The contest aims to educate students about the importance of hand washing, while also allowing them to express their artistic sides through the creation of an original design for a Deb dispenser. Schools can enter the contest online at

“Kids don't always listen when parents or teachers tell them to wash their hands, so we wanted to find a way to make hand hygiene fun,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb USA. “The Happy Hands contest gives students an opportunity to be imaginative while learning about the importance of hand washing. We were overwhelmed by the response we received from last year’s contest and can’t wait to see all the creative designs we receive this year.”

The Happy Hands dispenser design contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity and unique design elements.

“Winning the Happy Hands contest was such an honor for our students and school,” said Eureka McCormick, art teacher at Dieck Elementary, a winning school in the 2016 Happy Hands contest. “Our students had so much fun participating in the contest and it served as the perfect way to show students that hand washing can be fun.”

Designs will be accepted through November 30, 2017.  Finalists in each category will be announced on February 1, 2018 and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs. The designs with the highest numbers of votes in each category will receive the grand prize – a $200 gift card, a $500 donation to the school and up-to 500 manual Deb soap/sanitizer dispensers custom printed with the winning design.

Schools that register for the contest will receive all the necessary rules, coloring templates and free hand washing educational materials for their students. Schools can register online at   

For more information on the Happy Hands Contest, please contact Deb USA at [email protected].


About Deb Group
Headquartered in the U.K. and with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care and hand hygiene programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 6 continents, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT.

In 2015, Deb Group was acquired by SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit


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