Students Invited to Enter Annual SamTrans Art Contest
You don’t need to visit a museum to enjoy art. In fact, you could just take a bus ride. For 10 years, SamTrans and the San Mateo County Office of Education have collaborated to encourage local children to develop their artistic skills by displaying their art work on buses.
The theme for the 2013 Art Takes a Bus Ride contest is “Window to Your City.” Young artists are invited to submit artwork that illustrates what riders see from the window of a SamTrans bus. The use of bold, rich colors and a variety of media, including water color, acrylic, crayon and collage are encouraged.
The winning entries will wrap a SamTrans bus that will travel throughout the SamTrans service area. Student artwork also will be featured on adcards above the seats inside all SamTrans buses.
The contest entry form with contest rules is available online at www.samtrans.com/artbus. San Mateo County teachers interested in more information and how to submit student entries, can call Ellen Arenas, San Mateo County Office of Education, at 650-802-5332 or email her at email@example.com. Deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 5 p.m.
This year, the winning entries were selected from more than 300 submissions from 15 San Mateo County schools. Past winning entries can be seen at www.samtrans.com/artbus.
On a typical weekday, nearly 12,000 young people ride SamTrans buses, more than 25 percent of the District’s total ridership. In addition to a discounted youth fare, tokens and monthly youth pass, the District also encourages young people to ride the bus by offering deeply discounted rides during the summer months for youth 17 years old and younger.
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