Poster contest open to youngsters statewide
Kansas youth ages 5 to 13 are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.
Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corp. A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 13) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.
All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 20 and mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW Sixth St., Topeka, KS 66606. On the back of the 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper entry must be the child's full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent's name; and contact phone number.
Area youth who have won the contest in the past three years include Carson Linenberger, Clara Jackson, Emily Allen, John Dohogne and Ana Maria Chairez-Almeda, all of Garden City; and Emmi Lott of Rolla.
For more information, visit www.ksdot.org.