2019 Art Contest

The Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) Art Contest is an opportunity for students to design an 11x17 poster based on what the annual theme means to them. The theme for this year's contest is:

Transit Reimagined

Participants have the chance to win several different prizes, including a BFT Summer Youth pass, a brand-new bike, money for art supplies, and the chance to have their poster featured on a Ben Franklin Transit bus! Read the 2019 Art Contest Guidelines and download the 2019 Art Contest Poster.


Students: What Not to Do

  • Do not attach anything to the poster.
  • Do not put your name on the front of the poster, just on the back.
  • Do not use the names of real sports teams, companies, stores or restaurants.
  • Do not use real book, movie or TV show titles on the poster.
  • Do not draw real cartoon, comic, movie or TV characters.
  • Do not use any real logos, slogans or advertised products.
    • Ben Franklin Transit logo use is approved

To enter the contest:

please email Marketing@bft.org and include your contact information, school and classroom number, and about how many students will be participating from your school. 

2018 Contest Winners: 

First Place:

Leslie Mendez-Marin

Kennewick High School


Second Place: 

Reggie Rannow

Southridge High School 


Third Place: 

Larissa McLeod

Southridge High School




Top 16 posters:




















Our top 28 submissions will be featured on the inside of our Art Contest Bus! 16 of these submissions will be featured in our 2019 - 2020 Calendar, and 3 of them will be featured on the outside of our bus! 

Top 28 posters:























2017 Art Contest Recap

Our theme for the 2017 contest was: We're Going Places and the contest winners were:

First Place: Malia Wintrode, Southridge High School


Second Place: Alexandra Flores, Kiona Benton High School



Third Place: Brittney Cox, Kamiakin High School



Other winners from 2017: