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Mon, Aug 22, 2011

3rd Grade Transit Designs Needed for 2012 Calendar

PHOENIX (Aug. 22, 2011) – The seventh annual Cool Transit STUFF contest (formerly Cool Bus STUFF Contest) kicks off with an invite to all 3rd graders in Maricopa County that love to draw buses or trains. With the theme, Valley Metro: Go Far Without a Car, Valley youth are encouraged to focus on being courteous, being environmentally-minded or just having fun while on a bus or train.

The objective of the contest that features the winning art in a 2012 calendar is to promote excitement about public transportation and how we can work together to improve our communities.  Transit provides solutions to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. Include city bus and light rail images, family and community in your design.

Who: All 3rd graders in Maricopa County during FY 2011/12 school year
What: 7th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Contest
Where: Click here for the entry form
When: Entries accepted until Friday, October 7, 2011
How: Use the reverse side of the entry forms as the canvas! Draw a picture that focuses on one of the following six areas:

1. Be courteous
2. Environment
3. Safety
4. Awareness
5. Fun
6. Enjoy

Why: To be one of 13 winners and win fun prizes including a pizza party for your class!
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Rules of the contest:
• 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).
• All 3rd graders in Maricopa County during the 2011/2012 school year are eligible to submit art.
• Artwork must be designed and created by an individual student.
• Contest is limited to one entry per person.
• Deadline for entry is Friday, October 7, 2011 at 5 p.m.
• Artwork can be mailed to:
        Valley Metro
        Attn: Transit Education Department
        101 N. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1100 (Delivered contest forms should go to Ste. 1300)
        Phoenix, AZ 85003

Judging is based on successfully illustrating one of these themes, as well as creativity and neatness. For more information about the contest, contact Transit Education at (602) 523-6070.
Transit Education is a major initiative provided by Valley Metro that includes school classroom presentations, bus and light rail field trips, and community event participation.



Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, a bio-diesel Dial-a-Ride fleet, online carpool matching and bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. All service and projects funded by the Proposition 400 Regional Transportation Plan funds approved by Maricopa County voters in November 2004.
 


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