National 5th Grade Bicycle Poster Contest
Thank you to all the schools who helped inspire the next generation of riders in the 2013 National 5th Grade Bicycle Poster Contest. 5 schools and over 30 students participated from around Washington State.
Come by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s office in Seattle during Bike to School Month in May to see all the entries on display. Our First Thursday Art Walk on May 2nd will highlight the posters.
First Place – Ruby (Dry Creek Elementary School, Port Angeles)
Voting for the national winner will take place on Saris’ Facebook page between May 1 and May 7. Take part in the contest by voting: www.facebook.com/SarisCycleRacks
Second Place – Jordyn (Franklin Elementary School, Port Angeles)
Third Place – Vanessa (Little Mountain Elementary School, Mount Vernon)
The contest asked 5th grade students in Washington State to create a poster around the theme “Bikes makes life better.” The contest was put on in partnership with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products. Thank you to Schwinn, Lazer Sport, and Planet Bike for donating prizes for the contest.
The winner from each school won a ‘I BIKE WA’ bicycle bell and a 1-year membership for their family to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.
The top three posters from Washington State won:
First Place: a bicycle from Schwinn, a helmet from Lazer Sport, and a light from Planet Bike
Second Place: a helmet from Lazer Sport and a light from Planet Bike
Third Place: a helmet from Lazer Sport
The first place winner from Washington State is entered into the national contest. Vote at Saris’ Facebook page between May 1 and May 7 for the national winner! One national winner will receive a three day/two night trip for two (parent or guardian and child) to Washington DC during the 2014 National Bike Summit (airfare and lodging included).
The national winning school will receive bike parking for 20 bikes and The Hub System. The Hub is an active transportation tracking system. The Hub makes it easy, fun, and educational for a school to implement a walking & biking incentive program.
- Entry must be original artwork created by a student who is currently in the fifth grade. A student may enter the contest only once.
- The student’s first and last name must be written or signed in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.
- Poster may be done in marker, crayon, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, and/or tempera paint.
- Collages are not acceptable. (Do not glue anything on your poster).
- Computer or photo generated art and/or printing is not acceptable.
- Entries should not display the names of commercial products, companies or organizations.
- Entry must be no smaller than 8½ x 11” and no larger than 14 x 18”.
- Entry must be done on paper that will allow for duplication, display and framing.
- The poster must be related to the contest theme in some way. The theme “Bikes make life better.” must be on the poster. All words must be spelled correctly.
- Entry should not be matted, mounted, laminated, framed or folded. Poster may be rolled and mailed in a mailing tube.
- Only one winner from each school will be eligible to compete in the State contest.
- A completed Permission Slip must be attached to the back of the winning poster.