Booster seats can save lives — but only if you use them. To promote safe and appropriate use of booster seats, Miss Utah County, Sarah Pettit, and the Utah County Health Department are combining forces to sponsor an essay contest.

Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to write a one-page essay on "Why My Booster Seat Is Cool" and send it along with an official entry form (available at and, if possible, a picture of the child in the booster seat to the Utah County Health Department by March 8.

Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. First prize is a hockey table; second prize is a scooter and third prize is a package from Dream Castle.