Greater Mercer TMA’s (GMTMA) third annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design contest is now underway. Mercer County students in 3rd through 5th grade are eligible to show their love of walking by creating a bookmark with the theme “Walking is fun for all … winter, spring, summer, or fall.”
Submission deadline is March 20, 2016! Bookmark entry forms are available at www.gmtma.org (http://www.gmtma.org/pdfs/schools/bookmark-entry-form.pdf).
The winning bookmark designs will be printed and distributed to area schools and local libraries. Each winner will also receive a $50 gift card. For more information about the contest and the Safe Routes to School Program, go to gmtma.org.
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. “The contest sparks the students’ creativity and gets them to really think about all of the sights they see and the fun they experience while walking in their community,” said GMTMA Executive Director Cheryl Kastrenakes.
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.