“Bicycling Takes Me Places”—The Saris Fifth Grade National Poster Contest
For the second year in a row, bicycle company Saris Cycling Group is organizing a bicycle-themed poster contest for fifth grade students. Last year, more than 5,000 students participated. The theme of this year's National Poster Contest is "Bicycling Takes Me Places." Saris believes that asking students to design posters encourages them to think about the benefits of bicycling. At Peopleforbikes.org, we believe in encouraging bicycle advocacy from a young age, which is why we want to get the word out about this competition. In addition to student participants, Saris is looking for state coordinators for the contest, which ends April 1.
Each participating school must choose one school winner whose poster will go to the state coordinator. Each state will have three winners, and the first place winner will receive a new bike, light, and helmet. There will also be one national winner. In addition to the bike, light, and helmet, the national winner will receive a three-day all-expense-paid trip for two to Washington, DC for the 2013 National Bike Summit.
The national winning school will receive 10 branded bike docks (bike parking for 20 bikes) and a Hub system. The Hub is an active transportation tracking system that makes it easy, fun, and educational for a school to implement a walking and biking incentive program.
The national winning state coordinator will receive $250.
For more information about the Saris Fifth Grade National Poster Contest and how to become a state coordinator, visit the Saris Cycling Group website.blog comments powered by Disqus