2020 Art Contest

In honor of Tacoma Arts Month, Pierce Transit is holding a visual and literary art contest for K-12 students in Pierce County. The theme of this year's contest is "Cultivating wonder and care by taking the bus to...". Your art piece could seek to answer one or both of the following questions: what exciting places would you go to on the bus? or if you could send a message of compassion and care to bus riders and drivers, what would it be? 

Winning art pieces will be displayed on bus shelters throughout Pierce County and on the Pierce Transit website


Contest Details:

The deadline to submit artwork is October 31, 2020. This contest is open to K-12 students in Pierce County only.  Artwork must be originally produced by the student who submits it. Artwork that contains crude or offensive messaging will not be accepted. Please review the Transit Advertising Policy for detailed information on prohibited messages. 

Submissions accepted: 

Literary artwork not exceeding 150 words i.e. a poem, prose, etc.

Visual artwork created using pens, pencils, paints, digital art tools, or other medium. 

Photography submissions will not be accepted.

To Submit:

Step 1: Review Pierce Transit's Advertising Policy. Artwork shall not include discriminatory content or contain political messaging, advertising, etc.

Step 2: Grab your tools and begin crafting your visual or literary art piece! You may use crayons, color pencils, pens, paint, digital art tools and other medium. Or you may choose to type a literary art piece. 

Step 3: Submit the contest entry form. 

Step 4: If you chose not to upload your artwork using the contest entry form above, you may mail you artwork to:

Attn: Alex Alderman
Pierce Transit
3701 96th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499


Judging Process:

Art pieces will be reviewed by Pierce Transit's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. The committee will judge each piece based on creativity/originality, technique, clarity of theme and connection to public transportation. The artists who created the winning submissions will be notified via email in November. The winning art pieces will be displayed on bus shelters throughout November and December and will also be displayed on the Pierce Transit website. 

Please view the promotional contest flyer or contact Alex Alderman at aalderman@piercetransit.org or 253.625.4378 for more information.
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