High school students have until April 15 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 art work that promotes safe driving to reach out to others in the community.

The deadline for entering the contest has been extended to April 15.

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. McMillan also encourages students 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).

Entries must be submitted to Patty McMillan, Clackamas County Drive to Zero Program Coordinator, 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 may contact Safe Communities Program Coordinator Patty McMillan at 503-742-4661.