March News


We have exciting news! 811 and Home Depot have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on all of their tree wraps nationwide! Georgia 811 Corporate Communications Manager, Megan Estes, secured the national partnership with the world’s largest home improvement store in 2017 with a scheduled debut for the 2018 growing season. So next time you find yourself in Home Depot, make sure to visit the gardening department to snap a photo with our 811 tree wraps. Share your photo on social media with #811HomeDepot so we can all participate in this exciting new partnership.



Free Banners Now Available

April, National Safe Digging Month, is just around the corner and Georgia 811 wants to help you prepare for it. Visit the Georgia 811 Product Catalog here and choose between a 8’x4′ banner, a 4’x2′ banner or yard sign. The only catch? Send a photo of your newly displayed banner or yard sign to Georgia 811 Education Administrator, Maria Copeland, at mcopeland@Georgia811.com.





811 Student Contests

The 811 Poster Contest is a student poster contest which is sponsored by the US Department of Transportation and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. It is designed to combine a student’s originality and artistic talent with his or her ability to share the important message of “Know what’s below, call 811 before you dig.” Students in 4th-6th grades are eligible and awards include Alexa 7″ tablets, a teacher mini-grant and tshirts. The grand prize winner will win an educational trip to Washington DC with a parent/guardian that includes transportation, hotel accommodations and a food stipend. For more information click here .


An 811 Video Contest has also been announced for students in grades 9-12. Prizes include a laptop computer, a teacher mini-grant, and 32GB iPads. For more information and to register visit http://energysafekids.org/811-video-contest/. The deadline for both contests is April 27.