How cool would it be to see your child’s art project inside Valley Metro’s 2020 Transit Education Calendar?

Third graders across Maricopa County have a chance to express themselves artistically through Valley Metro’s 15th annual Cool Transit Stuff Art Contest. Through their artwork, students also help the environment as part of the pollution solution.

crayon drawing for the Valley Metro art contest showing a Valley Metro bus ahead of traffic about to pick up passengers. The words Go Green! Save Earth! appear on the drawing.

This year’s theme is Ride Valley Metro, it’s a new journey every day. “The contest is intended to connect with the community and show current and future transit riders how it’s fun to ride to great places in the Valley,” said Helen Romesburg, Valley Metro’s Transit Education Coordinator. It also shows how riding the bus and light rail, “helps Planet Earth one ride at a time.”

The students’ artwork appears in the Transit Education calendar. The calendar is printed by Valley Metro and is distributed free at events and presentations. The third graders' artwork is also posted on the school outreach web page at for the coming year.

The 14th annual art contest winning class at Frank Davidson Elementary.

All winners receive a prize package. The Best of Show winner also gets a pizza party for their class and a Valley Metro city bus visit.

Don’t wait. Start thinking about your art project because the deadline for submissions is October 18, 2019.

crayon drawing of the 35 bus with Child passengers waving. The words Valley Metro is the Best are writing on top of the bus.
Mark Carlson Valley Metro
Mark Carlson
Operations Communications Specialist
Mark Carlson brings 40 years of newsroom experience to his new position including working as a newsroom supervisor for 23 years with The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. and Phoenix. In addition to serving as a writer, editor, anchor and reporter for radio stations in Phoenix and Los Angeles, he also worked as a television assignment editor and digital news writer and editor in Phoenix and Baltimore. Mark attended Arizona State University majoring in sociology, communications and religion.