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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  

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

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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