SamTrans, County Office of Education Announce 2022 Art Takes a Bus Ride Contest


Now in its 16th year, SamTrans is bringing back the 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 “San Mateo County Reopens.” The winning entries will be displayed as a wrap on 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, the San Mateo County Office of Education and the San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture engages students in the classroom and emphasizes arts in the community.

Schools throughout San Mateo County will be promoting the contest to their students. Submissions can come from anyone in grades 1 through 12, with one winner selected from each grade. All submissions must be received by close of business on Friday, February 25, and can be sent either through participating schools or directly to the San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, 94065. Winners will be determined by volunteer judges from the San Mateo County Arts Commission.

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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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