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Fri, Sep 12, 2014

2015 Cool Transit STUFF Calendar Contest Underway

PHOENIX, AZ – It’s time for Valley 3rd graders to let their imaginations run free with Valley Metro’s 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest. The contest encourages students to design an original piece of artwork for a chance to win prizes and a spot in Valley Metro’s 2015 Transit Education Calendar. The theme of this year’s contest is: Valley Metro…It’s How We Roll.

“The intention of the Cool Transit STUFF contest is to build awareness and excitement about public transportation,” said Helen Romesburg, Valley Metro Community Relations Coordinator. “It encourages students to think about how we can work together to improve our communities in fun, creative ways.”

Contest Details

Who: All 3rd graders in Maricopa County during the 2014/15 school year
What: 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Contest
Where: Click here for entry form
When: Now through Friday, October 3, 2014
How: Use the reverse side of the entry form as the canvas. Students should depict this year’s theme into one of the following categories:

Stay Safe: show how we ride city buses and light rail trains safely.
Places to Go: show your favorite places to go on city buses and light rail trains.
Helping Planet Earth: show how people using city buses and light rail trains are part of the pollution solution

Why: To be one of 13 winners who have their art displayed in a fun calendar that is distributed to Valley leaders and the general public. Winners will also receive fun prizes!

A parent’s signature is required for all contest entries. A judging panel will choose the winner based on the following criteria: how successfully this year’s theme was incorporated into one of the categories, creativity and neatness.

Contest Rules:
Artwork can be drawn in crayons, colored pencils, markers, or computer drawings and must be drawn on an 8 ½ x 11 white piece paper (no lined paper).
Artwork must be designed and created by an individual student.
Contest is limited to one entry per person.
Deadline for entry is Friday, October 3, 2014
Artwork can be mailed to:
Valley Metro
Attn: Transit Education Department
101 N. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1300
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Transit Education is an important community service provided by Valley Metro that includes school classroom presentations, bus and light rail field trips and community event participation. These services are offered free of charge. Click here to learn more.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2013, total ridership for the system was 73.4 million passengers, which set a new record for bus and light rail boardings. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting

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