"Red Lights Mean STOP!"
Win a free Field Trip* for your class?
Encourage your students to participate in the School Bus Safety Poster Contest
Who May Enter
Students enrolled in any school for which West County Transportation Agency provides bus transportation may submit entries. Four winning posters will be selected, one from each division. Our poster contest is in addition to the California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) poster contest which is open to all students in grades K - 8.
Grades K - 3
Grades 4 - 6
Grades 7 - 8
One Overall winner will be selected from the division winners to receive the free field trip. Each division winner will receive $100 savings bond.
When Can Posters Be Drawn?
Posters can be drawn anytime between August 1, 2018 and the deadline of February 26, 2019 to be eligible for the Free Field Trip. Entries received by November 30, 2018 will also be entered in the local CASTO Chapter contest and then the State CASTO (California Association of School Transportation Officials), contest in January.
12' x 18" tag poster board or construction paper
May be illustrated vertically or horizontally
Title in had written letters (prefect spelling, please)
Use any media: paint, crayon, felt pen, cut paper, etc.
Please write on back of poster in pencil only
Students First and Last Name
School name, grade and teacher
City, Zip Code
Must show safe school bus practices
ORIGINALITY of the poster and how the theme is expressed in the poster design.
Artwork and its execution (all the student's own work)
Visual impact of the poster design
West County Transportation Agency Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for first place in each division as follows:
1st Place and Overall Winner: A Field Trip* for the classroom & a $100 Savings Bond.
Field Trips must be taken during the current school year.
1st Place Winners of remaining 4 divisions: $100 Savings Bond.
The winner of each division will be notified to submit their
social security number to receive the Savings Bond.
*Field Trips are limited to 4 hours
Any questions may be addressed to
Debbie Strain 206-9988, ext.212,
please call and I will pick up your entries.
Chapter 13 Level winners:
$50 cash prize for the winner of each division
$50 cash prize to each division winner's classroom
State Level Winners:
$150 Gift Card for winner of each division
$100 Cash prize to each division winner's classroom
State Poster GRAND PRIZE winner will be invited to the C.A.S.T.O. State Conference. Includes travel and lodging expenses, along with his/her parents
Sunday Installation Breakfast
Recognized at the breakfast, receiving his/her original poster framed.
State Conference will be held in March
For more information on the CASTO poster contest: CASTO Chapter 13 Poster Contest and CASTO State Website
All entries become the property of West County Transportation Agency and the California Association of School Transportation Officials. The right to modify any poster for reproduction is reserved by West County Transportation Agency and the CASTO Poster Committee.