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The eighth annual Cool Transit STUFF contest is open to all third-graders in Maricopa County that love to draw city busses or trains. With the theme, “Valley Metro Brings the Community Together!,” Valley Metro is encouraging students to consider how taking a bus or train ties a community together. 

The objective of the contest is to promote excitement about public transportation. Participants must be in third grade during the 2012/2013 school year and entries will be accepted through Friday, October 5, 2012.

Participants are to use the reverse side of the entry form on which to draw a picture that focuses on one of the following three subjects: 

Going Fun Places on Valley Metro: Go far without a car; riding transit brings people in our community together.

Staying Safe on Transit: Riding transit is one of the safest ways to get around our community.

Going Green for My Community: Transit helps protect planet Earth; stop pollution and ride a solution: Valley Metro!

Artists are to include images of city busses and light rail, family and community in their design. Entry forms are available at valleymetro.org/transit_education/bus_contest.  

Thirteen artists will be selected and will have their art published in a calendar that will be distributed to Valley leaders and the general public. Winners will also receive a variety of prizes. 

For complete contest rules, visit valleymetro.org/transit_education/bus_contest

Transit education is a major initiative provided by Valley Metro that includes school classroom presentations, bus and light rail field trips, and community event participation.

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