Greater Mercer TMA’s (GMTMA) fifth annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design contest is now underway. Mercer County students in third through fifth grades are eligible to show their love of walking and biking by creating an original haiku poem and then illustrate it. The theme of the contest is “Write and draw about USING YOUR SENSES WHILE WALKING AND BIKING. What kind of things do you hear, touch, smell, or see?”
Throughout the year, GMTMA works with schools to encourage students to walk and bike to school where it is safe to do so and help communities identify solutions to improve the areas where it is not safe.
“We’ve received so many wonderful entries the last few years and have no doubt this year’s contest theme will result in some very creative entries. We hope that focusing on their senses will remind the students of the wonder of the outdoors, motivating them to walk or bike ride more often,” said GMTMA executive director, Cheryl Kastrenakes.
The winning bookmark design will be printed and distributed to area schools and local libraries. The winners will also receive a $50 gift card each. For more information about the contest and the Safe Routes to School Program go to gmtma.org.
Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic and improving mobility in and around Mercer and Ocean counties. GMTMA is committed to providing transportation choices that are good for commuters, business, community, and the environment.