SYRACUSE — Wawasee students can voluntarily enter a poster contest in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 17-21.
Students may submit artwork promoting the safety theme. The 2017 poster theme is “My Driver — My Safety Hero!” Winning posters are used to promote school bus safety.
There are separate categories for grades kindergarten to two, three to five, six to eight, special education and computer aided drawing.
Designs should be submitted on quality tag, poster illustration board or heavy papers. Construction paper may be used, but winning entries must be mounted on quality tag poster. Lamination is not permitted and will disqualify the poster. Cut paper/stencils (freehand or pre-drawn 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 used on the poster design, however, wood, plastic, glass or metal should not be part of the poster. Collage materials should not be used and glued on pieces will eliminate the poster.
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.
Posters should be submitted to Mike Snavley, transportation director for the Wawasee Community School Corp., by April 1, 2017. Download 2017 poster contest rules at www.stai.us on the home page under “upcoming poster contest.”