Return to Headlines

Transportation announces 28th annual bus safety poster contest

Posters from a previous transportation poster contest displayed on a table(01/19/2023) The Anoka-Hennepin transportation department is accepting submissions for the 28th annual school bus safety poster contest. The contest got underway during Winter School Bus Safety Week (Jan. 9-13). 

The district is inviting students at all grade levels to submit their best artwork for the competition. Each school will hold its 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. 3, to be eligible for the district contest.

The winners of the district contest will advance to the Minnesota school bus safety poster contest and winners of the state competition will be submitted to the national poster contest, which will be in November 2023. 

The objective of the contest is to encourage students to think about bus safety and provide opportunities for activities and discussion during winter school bus safety week. 

Poster specifics
This year’s theme is Safely Rolling to my Destination, 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 11” x 17”) and can be horizontal or vertical. 

Posters should be submitted on a 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. View complete rules and poster specifications.