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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation


Be Ready. Be Buckled. Kids' Art Contest

A Fun Creative Project. Important Safety Lessons. And the Chance to Win Cash Prizes!

Enter by March 1, 2016!

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. Remember to enter by March 1, 2016!

The annual Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership ( “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Children’s art contest runs through Tuesday, March 1, 2016!

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade (ages 5-12) who have a relative who works in the bus or truck industries or who are sponsored by an organization in these industries are eligible. The contest focuses on urging truck, bus, and all drivers to buckle up to save lives and reduce injuries

Nichole Causey, Marketing Specialist
Office of Outreach and Education
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590. United States
Phone: 202-366-0627, Fax: 202-366-7908
Business Hours: 
9:00am-5:00pm ET, M-F

2015 Winning Artwork

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Julia Ou
2nd grade
Livingston, New Jersey
Grand Prize Winner (Kindergarten to 2nd grade)

Heather Li
4th grade
Orlando, Florida
Grand Prize Winner (3rd to 6th grade)

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