High school students in Clackamas County invited to enter safe driving media contest

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

High school students in Clackamas County are invited to participate in the "Drive to Zero" Posters and Coasters safe driving media contest. The goal of the contest is for students to create artwork that promotes safe driving to others in the community.

Student artwork or written messages should be based on risk factors such as speed, distracted driving or impaired driving, or on prevention strategies such as seat belt use, parent support or eliminating distractions. Students are encouraged to use positive, uplifting messages that reflect the need to drive with respect and courtesy.

Entries will be judged on creativity, message impact and promotional appeal, and will all be eligible to be used for outreach. The students who create the top three entries will each win a gift certificate from Clackamas Town Center ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place).

Drive to Zero Program Coordinator Patty McMillan stated, "Traditionally driver education has come from parents, educators and safety professionals. Now, students in high schools in Clackamas County are invited to create their own safe driving media to share with their peers and the community."

She added, "When we last ran the contest in 2014, posters were displayed at Clackamas Town Center and on local billboards."

Entries must be submitted by March 11 to McMillan, either:

  • By mail: Drive to Zero — Engineering, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
  • By email: PMcMillan@clackamas.us

All entries must be accompanied by a signed release form. Contest details are available at www.ClackamasSafeCommunities.org. The contest is sponsored by Clackamas County Drive to Zero Program, Clackamas Town Center and State Farm Insurance.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact McMillan at PMcMillan@clackamas.us or 503-742-4661.