Students Create Art for PA Plows


With winter weather rolling in across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the Crawford County regional winner of Paint the Plow, a contest that encouraged students to paint local district snow plows with messages of snow-driving safety. Other regional winners, as well as a final winner, have yet to be announced.

The plow submitted by Maplewood High School, depicting the school’s mascot, a tiger, seemingly leaping from the top of the plow, joined by the words “Slow Down Save Lives,” won both the Fan Favorite and Judge’s Pick awards for the area. (The Fan Favorite is determined through online voting; Judge’s Pick was chosen through voting by PennDOT Crawford County employees.)

Paint the Plow

According to PennDOT, this year’s theme was “Know Before You Go.” A number of other school districts all across the state of Pennsylvania also submitted designs for the competition. Students from JT Lambert Intermediate School, located in Monroe County, submitted two pieces of plow art: a monster, and a snowman dodging a plow.

"We thought this was a new and innovative way to kind of get the safety message about winter safety to all the motorists out there and really engage the students in creative ways," said Sean Brown, press officer for PennDOT.

For those interested in voting, they can still do so by going to PennDOT’s Facebook page until noon today (Nov. 2).


Tagged categories: Color + Design; Department of Transportation (DOT); NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Transportation

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