SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2019 Announced

SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2019 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 were asked to illustrate the theme “The Power of SamTrans. This is the 15th 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. For the first time, the contest was opened up to all students from first through 12th grades.

More than 150 submissions were received this year from 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


Lucy Pham, first grade

Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School


Colman Conner, second grade

Henry Ford Elementary School


Cadence Hood, third grade

Pacific Bay Christian School


Catarina Brione De Olivera, third grade

Westlake Elementary School


Mikaela Vital, fourth grade

Holy Angels School


Dominique Mostafavi, fifth grade

Brewer Island Elementary School


Jezsiah Smith, sixth grade

Benjamin Franklin Middle School


Hanna Pham, sixth grade

Benjamin Franklin Middle School


Valerie Lin, sixth grade

Fernando Rivera Middle School School


Ruth Cifuentes, sixth grade

Fernando Rivera Middle School


Tomoki Urata, seventh grade

Tierra Linda Middle School


Khin May May Lwin, eighth grade

Fernando Rivera Middle School


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 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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