Calling all Children, Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews of Caltrans Employees
Caltrans employees’ children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews 17 years of age and under can now submit highway safety art for the 2019 poster contest. This is an opportunity for the children in your family to share their thoughts and creative ideas about the importance of driving safely in or near a work zone and to be part of the educational outreach for this very important life-saving message. Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18, 2019.
The poster contest theme is highway safety. Either the “Be Work Zone Alert” and/or “Move Over” phrase must appear on the poster. Artwork will be judged for its creative expression of encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives in highway work zones.
Applicants must be 17 years of age or younger and must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of a Caltrans employee.
- 6 years old and under
- 7 to 10 years old
- 11 to 13 years old
- 14 to 17 years old
Entries Must Include the Following:
- Completed entry form
- Drawing on 8 ½ x 11 paper with name written in pencil on the back.
- Photograph - A high resolution color photograph (with name written on back) of the artist with his/her Caltrans relative (photocopies are not acceptable). If submitting digital photos, use highest resolution possible.
Artwork must be submitted on white 8 ½ x 11 paper. Bold and/or bright colors reproduce best. No computer-generated or altered artwork will be accepted. Poster can be portrait or landscape (vertical or horizontal). DO NOT FOLD ARTWORK.
Posters will advance through two levels. Each district and headquarters public affairs office will choose four posters, one from each age category, as its finalists. A judging panel will select the four winning entries from among the finalists.
Artwork Will Be Judged On:
- Reflection of theme
- Use of color
Entries must be RECEIVED by your district’s liaison no later than Monday, March 18, 2019. Entries received after that date will be disqualified for the poster contest, but will remain the property of the state and may be used in future projects.
Submit poster entries to your district poster contest liaison listed below.
1120 N Street, MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814
1656 Union Street
Eureka, CA 95501
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001
703 B Street Marysville, CA 95901
111 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
50 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1352 West Olive Avenue
Fresno CA 93728
100 South Main Street, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
464 W. Fourth Street, MS 1209
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1400
500 South Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
1976 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd
Stockton, CA 95205
4050 Taylor Street, MS 121
San Diego, CA 92110
1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Once received, entries and photos become and remain the property of Caltrans and may be used for a variety of purposes with no compensation to the artist or his/her Caltrans relative.
Winning entries, photos, and bios will be included in the Fallen Workers Memorial program and on the Caltrans Be Work Zone Alert website. In addition, posters will be on display at the statewide Fallen Workers Memorial on April 25, 2019 at the State Capitol. After the Memorial, winners will receive a copy of their poster.