The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced the winners of its 2023 Road Safety Student Art Contest, an annual event that helps highlight the need for all roadway users to focus on safety.
[Above image via the FMCSA]
Each year, students ranging from kindergarten through high school are invited to enter the Road Safety Art Contest and use their artistic skills to raise awareness about how to stay safe on the road, particularly when driving, biking, or walking around large trucks and buses.
FMCSA added that this year’s Road Safety Student Art Contest received over 200 entries from students across the United States.
The contest is an initiative under FMCSA’s “Our Roads, Our Safety” partnership, which is comprised of more than 30 governmental, safety, industry, and private organizations. Through this effort, young artists help remind all road users about the “shared responsibility” required to keep America’s roadways safe.
“The colorful vision and imagination we saw in this year’s art pieces were remarkable,” said FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson in a statement. “To translate an idea into a meaningful design is challenging, and we’re thrilled to display the final products.”
The winning artwork of the following 12 students will be displayed in the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, D.C., as well as featured in the 2024 Road Safety Student Art calendar that will be available later this year.
- Grades K-2 winners: Grand Prize – Ewan Park, TX; People’s Choice – Manaswin Daripally, NC; Honorable Mention – Mazherah Cohen, FL.
- Grades 3-5 winners: Grand Prize – Brandon Lee, CA; People’s Choice– Natalie Ng, TX; Honorable Mention– Noelle Cho, IL.
- Grades 6-8 winners: Grand Prize – Austin Wong, CA; People’s Choice – Noah Cho, IL; Honorable Mention – Michelle Jin, NJ.
- Grade 9-12 winners: Grand Prize – Sanjay Ravishankar, NJ; People’s Choice – Christie Bae, VA; Honorable Mention – Alex Yoon, OK.