For immediate release
June 3, 2009
A key to METRO light railâ€™s success is a safe operation. METRO hopes to continue to educate Valley young people on light rail safety with a summer art contest titled â€œPicture Yourself Safe.â€
METRO invites fourth through sixth grade students in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa to illustrate ways in which they stay safe around light rail with the â€œPicture Yourself Safeâ€ art contest. This is a great opportunity for students to show their talent, understanding of important safety messages and to gain regional exposure for themselves and their school.
One winner will be selected from each city and receive 30 all-day transit passes. The three winning illustrations will be featured on METROâ€™s 2009 back-to-school safety posters and in a light rail station display case in each city.
Those interested may download an entry form at www.metrolightrail.org/safety or pick up one at the METRO office. Completed entry forms and illustrations must be returned in-person or mailed to the METRO office before July 31, 2009. Only one entry per student is permitted.
Pick up or submit entry forms to the METRO office at:
Re: â€œPicture Yourself Safeâ€ Contest
101 N. 1st Ave., 13th Floor
The safety of pedestrians, motorists and passengers around light rail continues to be a METRO priority. Please help us share METRO safety tips including obey traffic signals, use the crosswalks, stay off the tracks and look and listen for the train.
For more METRO safety tips and how to ride information, visit www.metrolightrail.org/
For more on the â€œPicture Yourself Safeâ€ art contest, contact Andrea Libey at (602) 495-8209 or email@example.com