Looking at road safety through children’s eyes

Children across the South West are invited to put their artistic skills to good purpose for the chance to win up to $500 in a road safety artwork competition.

The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West is running its popular Road Safety Children’s Artwork Competition again this year to remind all road users of the reasons it is important to stay safe on our roads.

The Alliance is seeking artwork entries that will help spread important road safety messages throughout the community, particularly linked to the four cornerstones of road safety – safe roads and roadsides, safe road users, safe speeds, or safe vehicles.

Alliance Chairperson Micheal Hay said the competition aimed to raise awareness of road safety from an early age.

“The artwork competition will trigger conversations about road safety in school classrooms, or between parents and children, helping to indirectly influence safe road use,” said Mr Hay.

Children of all ages are encouraged to enter with a range of age categories.

The overall winner will collect $500 and feature on road safety promotions throughout the South West. Other prizes up for grab include $100 cash prizes and personalised reusable cups. Selected artwork will be used to promote road safety awareness throughout the region.

Winners will be announced during National Road Safety Week in November.

The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West is a collaborative, independent group of industry, community and government players working together to improve road safety.

The 2020 Road Safety Children’s Artwork Competition is made possible thanks to sponsored funding from the Road Safety Commission, the Road Trauma Trust Account and the Minister of Road Safety.

Click here for more information, or to submit your entry.

Entries close 25 September 2020.