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Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Win Prizes! Enter the Cool Bus STUFF Contest by Oct. 8

PHOENIX (Sept. 13, 2010) – The sixth annual Cool Bus STUFF contest kicks off with an invite to all 3rd graders in Maricopa County that love to draw. With the theme, Green Means Go – Go Valley Metro Valley youth are encouraged to demonstrate their artistic ability by showing how transit can be fun, safe and help the Earth!

The objective of the Sixth Annual Cool Bus STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest is to promote awareness and excitement about public transportation.  Highlighting transit solutions show how Valley Metro works supports local communities to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion.

Who: All 3rd graders in Maricopa County during FY 2010/11 school year
What: 6th Annual Cool Bus STUFF Contest
When: Entries accepted until Friday, October 8, 2010
How: Using the theme of Green Means Go – Go Valley Metro, draw a picture that focuses on one of the following areas:

  • Go Valley Metro to fun places. Show how you and your family can travel by city bus and/or light rail to the coolest places in the city.
  • Go Valley Metro the safe way: Show how you and your family travel safely on the city bus and/or light rail.
  • Go Valley Metro and help planet Earth: Show how you and your family help conserve energy and help keep our air cleaner by traveling on the city bus and/or light rail.

Why: To be one of 13 winners and win fun prizes including a certificate and a framed copy of your winning artwork.

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).
  • All 3rd graders in Maricopa County during the 2010/2011 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 8, 2010 at 5 p.m.
  • Artwork can be mailed or delivered to:

Valley Metro
Attn: Transit Education Department
302 N. 1st Avenue, Ste. 700
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Judging is based on successfully illustrating one of the three themes, as well as creativity and neatness. For more information about the contest, contact Dolores Nolan at (602) 262-4001.



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, and bicycle and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local, state and federal revenues; and administered by a board of 16 governments working to improve and regionalize the public transit system.

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