“Free Ride" Art Contest Winners

The Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) 2024 Art Bus celebrates the art of our local youth. 

First, second, and third place winners were selected in the BFT Student Art Contest in Traditional Art and Digital Art categories out of almost 200 entries. 

BFT is proud to recognize and reward the arts in education through this annual student competition and thanks our local art teachers for their support. The BFT Student Art Contest would not be possible without them.

The winners of the art bus are:

Traditional Winners

  1. Claire from Kamiakin
  2. Zaydean from River View
  3. Paul from Kamiakin & Angelina from Kamiakin (tie)

Digital Winners

  1. Ayla from Kamiakin
  2. Eliana from Chiawana
  3. Soleil from Chiawana

The teacher winners of the art bus are:

Traditional Winners

  1. Leah Kennedy from Kamiakin
  2. Danielle Helvie Juarez from River View
  3. Leah Kennedy from Kamiakin

Digital Winners

  1. Leah Kennedy Kamiakin
  2. Ken Merrick from Chiawana
  3. Ken Merrick from Chiawana


1st Place Traditional Claire from Kamiakin


2nd Place Digital Ayla from Kamiakin


The YOUTH RIDE FREE PROGRAM is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs, and improving public health. Information about the CCA is available at