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2016 "Be Ready. Be Buckled." Kids' Art Contest

A Fun Creative Project…

Important Safety Lessons…

And the Chance to Win Cash Prizes!

Have Family or Friends in the Commercial Bus or Truck Industry? Help Keep These Drivers Safe on the Road!

The art contest lets children encourage truck, bus, and all drivers to buckle up for safety. Children K-6th grade (ages 5-12) are eligible if they have relatives who work in the truck or bus industry, or are sponsored by the CMV Safety Belt Partnership members.


Contest Awards

Awards are made in two categories:

  • Kindergarten through second grade, and
  • Third through sixth grades.

The Partnership makes one grand prize and five honorable mention awards for each category.

Grand prize winners receive a cash award and framed copy of their winning artwork.

All 12 winners receive a certificate, have their artwork featured in a calendar, and are invited to an awards ceremony at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC. Winners are also invited to a special event at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

2016 Winning Artwork

Andy ChenJessica Hong

Andy Chen
4th grade
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Grand Prize Winner (3rd to 6th grade)

Jessica Hong
2nd grade
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Grand Prize Winner (Kindergarten to 2nd grade)

Last updated: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018