June 13, 2024

Contests aim to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

Topeka, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – A reminder that deadlines are coming up soon for statewide poster and video contests as part of this year’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day safety campaign. Kansas students can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety.
In addition, the school, class or booster club of the grand prize-winning students will also receive money as part of the contests’ prizes.

Poster contest – deadline is Friday Sept. 23: For Kansas students ages 5 to 13 – students who submit completed poster entries will be eligible for a random prize drawing of a $100 Amazon gift card. A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will receive a bicycle from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and a helmet from Safe Kids Kansas. Three statewide winners will each receive:
Kindle Fire Tablet and case from the KTA;
$50 Amazon gift card from Fuel True/Independent Energy and Convenience;
Movie passes from AAA Kansas; and
$200 for the school, class or the booster club.
Posters can now be entered digitally as well as by mail. Information and entry forms are available here.

Video contest – deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25: For Kansas teens in grades 8-12. Prizes from the KTA include a GoPro, a DJI Stabilizer and a DJI Drone, and the grand prize winner’s school, class or booster club will receive $500. Video entries must be submitted to the KTA – entry details are available here.
About 37,000 people die in traffic crashes each year across the United States. That’s nearly 101 fatalities every day. Let’s encourage everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists – to exercise caution every day and Put the Brakes on Fatalities.
The Kansas Department of Transportation, KTA and other transportation organizations in Kansas are sponsoring the contests. More information about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is available here.
Winners from the 2021 contests are listed below:

Poster Contest Winners –
Northeast Kansas – Annika Mick, Manhattan; Emma Kuhlman, Topeka; Kyla Kuhlmann, Olpe
North Central Kansas – Hattie Krug, McPherson; Raynee Eddy, Inman
Northwest Kansas – Journie Hake, Grainfield; Matthias Miller, Gorham; Janessa Miller, Gorham
Southeast Kansas – Nash Forester, Garland; Antonio Guerrero, Ottawa; Lola Ogden, Fredonia
South Central Kansas – Riley Leake, Sterling; Isabelle Kaufman, Kingman; Cade Brown, Andale
Southwest Kansas – Wren Berggren, Tribune; Seryiah Munoz, Garden City; Elizabeth Linke, Spearville

2021 Video Contest winners –
Students from St. John – Hudson Tigers USD 350 won first place. Two groups of
students from Eudora Schools captured second and third place in the video contest.