National School Bus Safety Week & Poster Contest

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week - held during the third week in October each year. 

Looking for school bus safety tips all year round? Click here for some great tips from NAPT.

The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the National SBSW Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select art work that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safer school transportation for everyone.


National School Bus Safety Week Information

2017 National School Bus Safety Week: October 16-20, 2017

The 2016 Winning Poster/2017 National School Bus Safety Week theme: "# STOP ON RED!"

2016 winning poster drawn by: Branden Pagurayan, Grade 8 at Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei, HI

All 2016 winning posters, including overall winner, can be viewed here.

The theme of National School Bus Safety Week, which is derived from the poster contest the year before, should not be confused with the Poster Contest theme. The Poster Contest information can be found below.


Poster Contest Information

The 2017 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest theme is: My Driver - My Safety Hero! All posters must be submitted to NAPT headquarters by no later than October 1, 2017 to be considered in the 2017 National contest.

Download 2017 Poster Contest Rules

Students should draw the My Driver - My Safety Hero! theme anytime between September 2016 and September 2017 for the 2017 contest. The theme on the poster must be exactly as shown above, to include all punctuation.

Please Note: The Poster Contest and National School Bus Safety Week are two different events. The poster theme becomes the theme for the following year's National School Bus Safety Week, which is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus safety. This annual event is held during the third full week in October each year.


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