SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2017 Announced

SamTrans Art Contest Winners for 2017 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 to sixth grade, were asked to illustrate the theme “The Magic of SamTrans.” This is the 13th year that SamTrans has partnered with the San Mateo County Office of Education to sponsor the art contest, which engages students in the classroom and emphasizes arts in the community.

More than 200 submissions were received this year from 30 schools throughout San Mateo County. A panel comprised of members from the San Mateo County Arts Commission chose the winning contestants.

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

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


Winning Entries

Jacob Apple, first grade

Serendipity School, San Mateo

Sophia Batnag, second grade

Highlands Christian Schools, San Bruno

Sophia Fu, third grade

Redwood Shores Elementary, Redwood City

Hanna Docampo Pham, fourth grade

Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School, Daly City

Anjali Ulrich, fifth grade

Henry Ford Elementary, Redwood City

Sanjna Sood, sixth grade

Ralston Middle School, Belmont


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 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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