Students compete for prizes in AAA’s traffic safety contest
Now through Feb. 6, 2009, students in grades K-12 at schools across the northwest Ohio area are invited to participate in AAA’s 65th annual Traffic Safety Poster Program Contest.
Students can showcase their artistic talents and traffic safety knowledge on the subjects of pedestrian safety, child passenger safety, and novice driver safety through a variety of artistic mediums.
Those in grades K-8 may submit an original hand-drawn poster. Grades 9-12 have a choice of submitting a hand-drawn poster, a graphic art/digitally enhanced design or a one- to two-minute video public service announcement.
AAA Northwest Ohio offers the contest to provide instructors and students with an independently-evaluated forum for their artistic and creative efforts while encouraging critical thinking and classroom discussion about safety topics.
All competition entries are judged locally and nationally by AAA’s traffic safety experts and are eligible for various forms of recognition. Submissions are judged on the relationship of the entry design to proper traffic safety practices, originality, creativity and execution, visual impact and relevance of the slogan.
In addition to receiving a total of more than $18,000 in prize money, the national winners will be featured on the AAA Exchange at AAA.com/publicaffairs.
“Motor vehicle-related crashes continue to be the number one cause of death for children ages 3 to 14,” said Brittinee Huntley, Marketing Coordinator of AAA Northwest Ohio. “We are committed to the communities in northwest Ohio and educating the public to help prevent unnecessary tragedies.”
Schools, after-care, and other youth programs interested in participating in the AAA’s Traffic Safety Poster Program should contact the AAA Northwest Ohio Safety Department at (419) 843-1287 or [email protected].