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Student Art Contest
Create a bus with no limits. Are your seats inflatable like a pool floatie, the same material as your favorite blanket, or somewhere in between? Are there no windows at all, or only windows and no walls? What kind of fuel does it use? Is it big enough for you and your family, or you and your town? Think of your ideal journey, the bus you’d want to take you there, and let your art do the rest of the talking.
As you design your Dream Bus, remember that Pierce Transit’s goal is to provide reliable, safe, and equitable means of transportation to our diverse communities. We also have a commitment to reducing our environmental impact. We have buses that run on compressed natural gas as well as electric buses. In a few years, we will also have articulated buses (two coaches long) providing quick service along main routes as part of our Bus Rapid Transit lines. Which type of Pierce Transit bus will you choose when designing your Dream Bus? Or will your bus be the first of its kind?
This Year's Winners
Elementary Winner: Beauregard M. | Grade 3
Middle School Winner: Axel N.| Grade 6
Some people will wonder why anyone would create a dream bus for fun. They wonder who would take the time to imagine something like a bus that doesn´t exist. And to that, I will say,
¨Every great invention started with a dream¨
I want a self driving bus that runs on energy from ocean waves with
Room for me & my family,
Beds & chairs as soft as rose petals,
Trampolines that let you touch the sky,
Windows & TVs as big & strong as horses,
Wave pools that make you feel like a mermaid,
Roof access with telescopes to watch the glistening stars,
Bathrooms so clean that they sparkle,
Sleek robots & kitchens to have every meal imaginable,
Huge aquariums to watch sea life,
A palace for my furry critters.
If I could have any bus in the world, this would be the one.
High School Winner: Taylor B. | Grade 9
Overall Winner: Charlotte S. | Grade 10
The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed on a Pierce Transit bus and featured in the September/October 2022 edition of South Sound Magazine. The runner ups will have their artwork displayed on bus shelters throughout Pierce County. The first 25 participants will receive a Summer Youth Pass, which provides unlimited free bus rides on Pierce Transit from June 1 through August 31, 2022. All participants will receive a Pierce Transit goodie bag as an appreciation for their creative efforts.