Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Roadway Safety Poster Contest! Earlier this year the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) asked students around the state to help promote roadway safety through art. Keeping the theme of “Every Life Counts in Connecticut” in mind, students in grades K-6 submitted their poster designs depicting safe driving habits such as not driving distracted, maintaining the speed limit, and slowing down in work zones. All submitted entries were reviewed by a panel of roadway safety professionals and a winner and runner-up were selected for three age categories: K-1st grade, 2nd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade.
Monday, April 7, the three winners and three runner-ups attended the Connecticut Work Zone Safety Press Conference held at the Newington Department of Transportation building. There, the students were presented with ribbons and gift baskets to honor their artistic achievements. As a special surprise the Chief of Police (or their representative) from each of the student’s respective hometowns was invited to attend and give their congratulations.
We could not be happier about the level of participation from students across Connecticut who submitted their artwork, and we are proud to announce the winners of this year’s poster contest!