Get those crayons, kids; it’s poster contest time

| 12/17/2009

Here’s a fun project for your kids while they are off on Christmas vacation.

The deadline has been extended for FMCSA’s seat belt poster contest. The theme is: “Be Ready. Be Buckled. Ready for the Road Ahead!” All entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by Feb. 14, 2010. Results will be announced by March 5, 2010. The contest is a project of the CMV Safety Belt Partnership. OOIDA is a member of the safety belt partnership and a sponsor of the contest.

This contest is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 12. The subject of the artwork entry is to be the student’s personal expression of the importance of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) drivers buckling up.

There will be a total of 12 winners, including first-place prize winners for each category. The contest features two grand prizes, including national recognition. Students will receive a certificate of appreciation from the CMV Safety Belt Partnership for their entries. Student submissions included in the calendar will receive an additional token of thanks.

Entries can be a painting, drawing, collage or other two-dimensional work. For contact purposes only, students must include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address (optional), school and grade on the back of their artwork.

Winners will be recognized at the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) North American Occupational Safety and Health Week kick-off events in Washington, DC, May 3, along with their annual ASSE kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest.

Entrants will be divided into two categories by grade:
Category A: K through 2nd grades, as of Sept. 7, 2009.
Category B: 3rd through 6th grades, as of Sept. 7, 2009.

Only one entry may be submitted per student. That entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, or other two-dimensional work only no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. CMV Safety Belt Partnership and members reserve the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will not be returned and may be used for future promotional opportunities.

Artwork will be judged on originality of design, clarity of theme message, and artistic merit.

For more info:
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/safety-belt/index.htm
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/safety-belt/kids-art-contest.aspx
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/safety-security/art-regs-text-2010-form-5081.pdf

– By Land Line staff