WHO MAY ENTER
Anyone enrolled in a public school. Five winning divisions that include: Division #1-Grades K-2; Division #2-Grades 3-5; Division #3-Grades 6-8; Division #4-Special Education; and Division #5-Computer Aided Drawing (CAD). The first place winner from each division will be entered in the national poster contest.
Completed poster designs must be post marked by April 30, 2015. All entries become the property of the State School Bus Safety Committee, and will not be returned.
Completed poster size must be 12” by 18” ONLY, with a one-inch (1”) space left at the bottom of the poster for the entry blank. This space must be available due to printing requirements.If not provided, poster will be disqualified. Poster may be illustrated on the vertical or horizontal axis.Please type or print all information required on entry blank clearly and securely glue to the lower left hand cornerof the poster and on the backside in the center.Designs should be submitted on quality tag, poster illustration board or heavy paper. Construction paper may be used but must be mounted on quality tag poster board. Lamination is not permitted, and will disqualify the poster.Cut paper/stencils (freehand or pre-drawn stick-on stencils) are not permitted and will disqualify the poster.There is no limitation on the use and number of colors.There is no limitation on the type of media-such as print, crayon, and felt pen, etc., -used on the poster design; however, wood, plastic, glass, metal or collage materials should not be part of the poster. Glued on pieces will eliminate the poster.Poster designs may not incorporate any copyrighted characters such as comic and/or television characters, or photographs, magazine or newspaper illustrations.
POSTER THEMES MUST BE ORIGINAL AND CORRECT IN SAFETY CONCEPT
Poster themes must be original, correct in safety concept and exclusive work of the student entering the contest in idea, design and execution.Instructors should supervise all work created. Completion of art should be done in school. Poster slogan must harmonize with the theme. The Theme for 2015is “ BULLY FREE ZONE!”(Contestants must illustrate abovetheme only, and the theme must be included on poster.)Illustration should be positive in approach, demonstrating only proper school bus safety behaviors. At least a part of a yellow school bus must be present in the poster.
Free hand drawn letters only may be used on poster design. Stenciled, pre-printed, manufactured stick-on or press-on letters or tracing may not be used. Lettering should be clearly legible, even if used as part of the poster design.
Entries should be mailed in a flat box so that they arrive undamaged.Send posters to the following address:Ms. Diane StewartArea SupervisorVirginia Beach City Public Schools1677 Harpers RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23454
Judging will be comprised of prominent individuals in the field of pupil transportation safety. The winning posters will represent the state in the National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest. Criteria for the selection of award-winning posters are: a.Relationship of the poster design to the school bus safety practicesb.Originality of the poster and how the idea is expressed in the poster designc.Artwork and its executiond.Visual impact of the poster designAll rules regarding poster specification, themes, lettering, etc. must be followed or the poster will be disqualified.
Prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third places in each division as follows:1st Place Winner of each division$100.00 Check and Blue Ribbon2nd Place Winner of each division$ 75.00 Check and Red Ribbon3rdPlace Winner of eachdivision$ 50.00 Check and White Ribbon