When Can Posters Be Drawn?
Posters can be drawn anytime between September 2016 and September 2017, up to the deadline to submit
an entry. States / provinces often prefer the artwork to be created in the spring and then hold state contest in
the summer to determine which poster(s) will be entered in the national contest. A state / province pupil
transportation association often sponsors these contests. Please contact your state director of pupil
transportation services or NAPT headquarters to obtain the name, telephone number, and/or email of the
person who can best explain the poster contest logistics in your state.
Posters must be received at NAPT Headquarters by October 1, 2017.
The National School Bus Safety Poster Contest is sponsored each year by the National Association for Pupil
Transportation, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and the National
School Transportation Association.
The National School Bus Safety Poster Contest is supported by a state / province level infrastructure. The
national contest is open only to winners of state / province contests or contests held by overseas US military
installations. Contact your state director of pupil transportation or the NAPT headquarters for information
about where to submit posters in your state contest. No other posters will be accepted.
As an exception, students who live in a US state, Canadian province, or overseas US military installation that
does not have a contest may submit entries directly to NAPT National School Bus Safety Poster Contest
Committee for evaluation and potential selection for national competition.
Each participating US state, Canadian province, or overseas US military installation may submit one (only first-
place winners) winning poster in each of the following categories: Division #1 - Grades K-2; Division #2 -
Grades 3-5; Division #3 - Grade 6-8; Division #4 - Special Education (Grades K-12); Division #5 - CAD
(Computer Aided Drawing). There is also a separate contest for International entries (Division #6).
Please Note: Division #5 - CAD and Division #6 - International entries are eligible for competition within those
respective divisions, but are not eligible to be the Overall Contest Winner.
All posters and related intellectual property rights become the property of the National Association for Pupil
Transportation upon receipt and are not returned to the artist, his/her parents / legal guardians, art instructor
or art teacher, school, state or contest sponsor, or any other person(s) claiming a right, title, or other interest
in the poster. Posters that have been used for any promotional purposes may not be submitted.
No more than FIVE posters from each state / province may be entered in the national contest (one in each
Do NOT roll posters. They must be mailed / delivered flat.
Winning posters from each participating state / province / overseas US military installation must be mailed
first class in a flat envelope to:
National School Bus Safety Poster Contest
1840 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203