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ART CONTEST 2024

“Free Ride”

CONTEST DETAILS

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) invites all students Grades 9 through 12 to create a piece of art that, if selected, will be showcased on the 2024 BFT Art Bus.

  • Both traditional and digital art will be accepted via online, mail, or in-person submissions.
  • Paper will be available in Customer Service at Three Rivers Transit Center (7109 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick) and to teachers on request.

THEME

BFT now offers a free ride to youth through age 18, seniors aged 65 and over, and all U.S. veterans via free transit passes. Transit provides freedom to our youngest citizens who cannot yet drive and other community members who can no longer drive due to physical limitations. Embark on an artistic journey with BFT that celebrates the literal and metaphorical interpretations of a free ride! Here are a few inspirations:

  • As free as a bird
  • Footloose and fancy free
  • Free and easy
  • Free range
  • Free spirit
  • Hands free
  • Home free
  • The best things in life are free

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. Obtain the 11” x 17” poster paper from either your art teacher or Customer Service at Three Rivers Transit Center.
  2. Create an original design based on the theme using a horizontal (landscape) layout.
  3. Hand draw, color, or paint the poster. Computer-generated artwork scaled at 11” x 17” horizontal (landscape) at 600 dpi is accepted (jpgs or pdf files)—original artwork only (no AI)!
  4. Try using digital, felt tip marker, colored pencil, tempera paint, color sticks, oils, bright watercolor, or chalk pastels since they show up well. Remember that your poster is going to be viewed from a distance, so make it CREATIVE, BOLD & BRIGHT!
  5. Turn in your finished product to your art teacher, upload it online, email to [email protected] or drop it off at Customer Service at Three Rivers Transit Center no later than Friday, March 1, 2024, please include a signed Artist Release Form.
  6. Submissions must follow guidelines, or they will be disqualified.
  7. All submissions must include a completed Artist Release form.

Please Do Not:

  • Put your name on the front of the poster, only on the back.
  • Use the names of real sports teams, companies, stores, or restaurants, OR the titles of real books, movies, or TV shows on the poster.
  • Draw real cartoon, comic, movie, or TV characters OR use any real logos, slogans, or advertised products; the only exception is the Ben Franklin Transit logo, of course!

Download the poster to display at your school.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Students:

1st Place Traditional Art & Digital Art (Two winners, one for each category)

  • $500 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus

2nd Place Traditional Art & Digital Art (Two winners, one for each category)

  • $200 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus

3rd Place Traditional Art & Digital Art (Two winners, one for each category)

  • $100 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus

Top 5 Traditional Art & Digital Art (Five from each category)

  • Artwork featured inside BFT Art Bus headrail display

 

Teachers:

1st Place (Traditional Art & Digital Art)

  • $200 Amazon gift card for classroom use

2nd Place & 3rd Place (Traditional Art & Digital Art)

  • $100 Amazon gift card for classroom use