SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2018 Announced

SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2018 Announced


SamTrans announced the winners of the annual county-wide student art competition Art Takes a Bus Ride at its regular board meeting today.

The artists, who are in first through sixth grade, were asked to illustrate the theme “The Wild Side of SamTrans.” This is the 14th year that SamTrans has partnered with the San Mateo County Office of Education to sponsor the contest, which engages students in the classroom and emphasizes arts in the community.

More than 150 submissions were received this year from 18 schools throughout San Mateo County. A panel comprised of members from the San Mateo County Arts Commission selected the winning contestants.

The students, accompanied by their families and teachers, were honored by the Board of Directors before the unveiling of a special SamTrans bus featuring the students’ works of art. All of the winning entries are featured on ad cards inside SamTrans buses and on the outside of the Art Bus, which will operate in regular SamTrans service for the next year. The winning entries are also posted on the SamTrans website.

The winning artists received a SamTrans Summer Youth Pass, a framed copy of the bus ad card showcasing their art and SamTrans goodies. Their teachers received a gift certificate for arts supplies.

Winning Entries

Elizabeth Or, first grade

Alma Heights Christian School, Pacifica

Cadence Hood, second grade

Alma Heights Christian School, Pacifica

Miguel Martinez, third grade

Holy Angels School, Colma

Isa Mahmood, fourth grade

Roosevelt Elementary School, Burlingame

Valerie Lin, fifth grade

Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary, Daly City

William McCarroll, sixth grade

Ocean Shore School, Pacifica 


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 71 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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