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 Calendar Competition again this year to remind all road users throughout the year 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 the front of the 2019 Road Safety Calendar as well as on road safety billboards throughout the South West.

Other winners will feature in the body of the calendar and collect $100 each. Selected artwork will be used in other road safety campaigns.

Winners will be announced at the Alliance’s annual Christmas Road Safety Launch in December.

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 2019 Road Safety Calendar Competition is made possible thanks to sponsored funding from the Road Safety Commission, the Road Trauma Trust Account and the Minister of Road Safety.

Enter now! Entries close 31 October 2018.