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FMCSA extends deadline for student art contest

Overdrive Staff | February 28, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) it is extending the deadline for submissions for the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest until March 15. 

Organized by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, the contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries. The contest educates children about highway safety and urges commercial drivers to buckle up on every trip.

Artwork will be evaluated in two categories: one for children in kindergarten through second grade and another for children in third through sixth grade. Twelve winners will be selected in March 2014 and their artwork will appear in the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” contest calendar. All 12 students will also be honored at a ceremony at USDOT headquarters to be held in the spring. 

To learn more about the “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” contest, visit:  


  • LittleMouse

    I really hope to see more contest like this. Something family based is always nice since they can easily attract new clients and please old ones. It’s a little sad how nobody supports creativity among young students today. No wonder in high school they often get essays by professional writers instead of being creative and coming up with their own ideas. My kid would love to make an artwork and win some small prize though. I bet a lot of parents can say the same thing about their kids.

  • Annabelle Blanchet

    Art is necessary – it helps develop creative thinking! To tell the ruth there are more impressive benefits of arts education. I wish there were more classes that would help kids become more intelligent and creative!

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