October 22-26, 2012 is National School Bus Safety Week. The Transportation Safety Education Department will promote school bus safety during this week by conducting brief informative presentations as well as a districtwide poster contest for every participating elementary school.
The safety presentation will include a 15 minute age appropriate video on school bus safety. Within this video, there is a segment that deals directly with the danger zones around the bus. This is a very important issue as statistically, most accidents involving children and the school bus happen within the danger zones. Students will also be provided with bookmarks and pencils that will have memorable safety rules on them to serve as school bus safety reminders.
The poster contest themed “Stay Back from the Yellow and Black” will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners district wide. Winner’s posters will be featured in the 2013-2014 Calendar/ Handbook within the Transportation section. Each participating school will be provided with detailed instructions and contest rules.
State and school officials recognize that transportation is one of the most vital and visible support systems for Arkansas public school students. Every school day approximately 325,000 Arkansas students are driven over 250,000 miles on more than 5,000 school buses.
As designated by the national Association for Pupil Transportation, this week is set aside annually to promote school bus safety. The Transportation Department encourages all elementary schools to participate in National School Bus Safety Week.
If you have any questions or wish to participate, please contact Jamie Coleman at 501.490.5715, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster Contest Rules
- Completed poster size must be 8”x11 OR 11”X17” or 12″X18″.
- Back of the poster which includes the student’s name, grade, age, teacher’s name, school name and school address. Please print clearly.
- Posters may be illustrated on the vertical or horizontal axis.
- Designs should be submitted on quality tag, poster illustration board or heavy paper.
- Construction paper may be used but
- Lamination is not permitted, and will disqualify the poster.
- Cut paper/stencils (freehand or pre-drawn stick-on stencils) are not permitted and will disqualify the poster.
- There is no limitation on the use and number of colors.
- There is no limitation on the type of media — such as print, crayon, felt pen, etc. — used on the poster design; however, wood, plastic, glass or metal should not be part of the poster. Collage materials should not be used. Glued on pieces will eliminate the poster.
- Poster designs may not incorporate any copyrighted characters (i.e., comic and/or television characters), photographs, and magazine or newspaper illustrations.
Every poster and slogan must harmonize with the 2012 poster contest theme: Stay Back From the Yellow and Black
(Contestants must illustrate above theme only, and the theme must be exactly as shown above.)
Drawings must be original, correct in safety concept and the exclusive work of the student entering the contest in idea, design and execution. All artwork should be positive in approach, demonstrating only proper school bus safety behaviors.
At least a part of a yellow school bus must be present in the poster.
Lettering & Drawing:
The poster design may incorporate freehand drawn letters only.
Stenciled, pre-printed, manufactured stick-on or press-on letters or tracings may not be used and will disqualify the poster. Lettering should be clearly legible.
The transportation department must receive the winning poster from each school NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2, 2012 in order to participate in the district wide contest.