Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Roadway Safety Poster Contest! Earlier this year the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center asked students around the state to help promote roadway safety through art. After viewing the new T2 Center animated video “How to Be Safe on the Roadway” (available at www.youtube.com/CTT2Center ), students in grades K-6 submitted their poster designs depicting how to be safe as a pedestrian, bicyclist or driver. All submitted entries were reviewed by a panel of roadway safety professionals from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and a winner and honorable mention were selected for three age categories: K-1st grade, 2nd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade.
Tuesday, March 24th, the three winners and three honorable mentions 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 police officers and public works professionals from each of the student’s respective hometowns were invited to attend and give their congratulations.