Art Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
BFT invites all 6th – 12th graders to create a piece of art that, if selected, will be showcased on a bus or bus shelter. BFT will provide paper for budding artists to showcase their creative talents.
- Both traditional and digital art will be accepted via online, mail, or in-person.
- Paper will also be available at Three Rivers Customer Service and to teachers (by request).
- Theme: The Art of Connection
- Art helps us identify with one another and expand our notion of “WE”. It cultivates unity, diversity, and community. Much like transit, it connects people, places, and experiences.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
- Either ask your art teacher or go to Customer Service at our Three Rivers Transfer Center to get your 11” x 17” poster paper.
- Create an original design, using a horizontal (landscape) layout, based on the theme.
- Hand draw, color or paint the poster. Computer generated artwork scaled at 11” x 17” horizontal (landscape) at 600 dpi is accepted (original artwork only)!
- 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!
- Turn in your finished product to your art teacher, upload online or drop off to Customer Service at our Three Rivers Transit Center no later than February 28, 2023.
- Submissions must follow guidelines or be disqualified.
For Digital Submissions: upload the art to the following google drive.
If you have any questions, contact us at email or at 509.734.5508.
Please Do Not:
Attach anything to the poster. Do not put your name on the front of the poster, only on the back. Do not use the names of real sports teams, companies, stores or restaurants, or real book, movie or TV show titles on the poster. Do not draw real cartoon, comic, movie or TV characters, or use any real logos, slogans or advertised products (exception: Ben Franklin Transit logo use is approved).
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
1st PLACE Traditional Art/Digital Art (2 winners one for each category)
- iPad & $200 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus, a BFT Bus Shelter
2nd PLACE Traditional Art/Digital Art (2 winners one for each category)
- $100 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus, a BFT Bus Shelter
3rd PLACE Traditional Art/Digital Art (2 winners one for each category)
- $50 Amazon gift card • Artwork featured on the BFT Art Bus, a BFT Bus Shelter
Top 5 Traditional Art/Digital Art (5 from each category)
- Artwork featured on a BFT bus shelter
1st PLACE (Traditional & Digit Art)
- $200 Amazon gift card (To be used for the classroom)
2nd PLACE & 3rd PLACE (Traditional & Digit Art)
Art Contest Poster
Art Contest Flier
Artist Release Form