SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2019 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest

SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2019 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest


Now in its 15th year, SamTrans is holding its annual Art Takes a Bus Ride contest for young artists throughout San Mateo County.

The contest invites local students to submit artistic creations for the theme “The Power of SamTrans.” The winning entries will be displayed as a wrap on one of two SamTrans buses for an entire year. The winning student art also will be displayed on ad cards inside SamTrans buses.  The collaborative effort between SamTrans and the San Mateo County Office of Education engages students in the classroom and emphasizes arts in the community.

Schools throughout San Mateo County will be promoting the contest to their students. For the first time, submissions can come from anyone from grades 1 through 12, with one winner selected from each grade. All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, April 5, and can be sent either through participating schools, or directly to the San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065.

The Art Bus featuring last year’s winners will be on display on Sunday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the The Next Big Think.

The winning entrants will also be honored with special recognition certificates at the SamTrans Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, June 5. The board meeting begins at 2 p.m. and takes place at SamTrans headquarters on 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

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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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