above: a previous year's contest entry

2018 Contest Theme was:
My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transporation!


View current and past contest winners here:

2022-23 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest



The American School Bus Council has launched the 2022-23 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest that will run until March 1, 2023. Every year school districts participate in this contest which promotes school bus safety by submitting artwork that depicts school bus safety-related themes.

This year the theme is:Safely Rolling to My Destination

Our bus drivers are an important part of our student’s education, and we want to help celebrate their ongoing work and commitment to North Carolina’s students.

Contest Rules:

  • Contestants must illustrate the theme of Safely Rolling to My Destination. This theme should be displayed on the poster, including all punctuation.
  • Poster Specifications:
    • Must be on 11” x 17” or 12" x 18" illustration board of heavy paper.
    • The poster label should be attached to the back of the poster. The label can be found on page five, here.
    • Posters must meet all specifications, or they may be eliminated from the contest.
    • More poster specifications can be found on page four, here.
  • Posters must be shipped flat, do not roll the poster. Please mail posters by March 15, 2023 to:

    Department of Public Instruction – Transportation Services
    Attn: Kevin Harrison
    6319 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-6319

  • State-level winners will be posted on the NC Bus Safety Website by May 2023.
  • State-level winners will then move to the National Competition.
  • National Level Prizes (winners will be notified and sent prizes late spring/early summer 2023):
    • 1st Place and Overall Winner: $500 check
    • 1st Place Winners of remaining 3 divisions: $250 check
    • 2nd Place Winners of each 4 divisions: $100 check
    • 3rd Place Winners of each 4 divisions: $50 check
    • 1st Place Winner – CAD division: $50 check
    • 1st Place Winner – International division: $50 check

For more information about the contest guidelines, please click here. We look forward to seeing all of your submissions!