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Anoka-Hennepin transportation department launches 24th annual school bus safety poster contest

(01/11/19) The Anoka-Hennepin School District transportation department is accepting submissions for the 24th annual school bus safety poster contest. busafetyposter The contest will get started during Winter School Bus Safety Week (Jan. 7-11).


The district is inviting students at all grade-levels to submit their best artwork for the competition. Each school will hold their own poster contest, with one winner being chosen from each grade-level, and the winning poster for each school will then be entered into the district poster contest. The winning posters from each school must be submitted to the transportation department by Feb. 1 to be eligible for the district contest.


Judging for the district poster contest will take place at the transportation school bus safety committee meeting on Feb. 6. The winners of the district-level judging will be entered into the Minnesota state school bus safety poster contest, with winners from there advancing to the national level.


The objective of the contest is to encourage students to think about school bus safety and presents opportunities for activities and discussion during Winter School Bus Safety Week.


Poster specifics
This year’s theme is: Red Lights Mean Stop!, and those words must be on the poster. The poster must also feature a yellow school bus or a portion of a yellow school bus. Posters must be on 11” x 17” or 12” x 18” (most submitted use the 12” x 18”) and can be horizontal or vertical


The posters should also be submitted on quality tag, poster illustration board or heavy paper. Lightweight paper must be mounted on tagboard or other heavy self-supporting paper. Crayons, pencils or markers may be used. No stickers, stencils or add-on or glued items are allowed. Freehand drawn letters only may be used on the poster design. Complete rules and poster specifications.