The Tacoma Link is making it easier to get where you want to go in our Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods. Riding is convenient, but the tracks are at street level.  Use your creativity and talent to help raise awareness of how to stay safe on and around the Link.

Submit a poster design demonstrating the theme of this contest: Keeping Our Community Safe Around the Light Rail.

Selected winners will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to have their poster displayed on the train and in local businesses. This contest is open to Tacoma Public School students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Poster Contest Guidelines

  • Open to Tacoma Public School students K-12
  • Limit one entry per student
  • No group entries
  • Poster design must visually illustrate the theme: “Keeping Our Community Safe Around the Light Rail” 
  • Poster dimensions must be horizontal 9” X 17” 
  • Design must be 2-D (hand-drawn, crayon, marker, pencil, painting, digital art, photography)
  • In addition to the poster, include 3-5 sentences explaining your safety design and why it’s important

Winning entries will be notified by February 28, 2023. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be selected from all K-12 entries. 

  • K-5th grade | Cash Prizes ranging from $50-100
  • 6-8th grade | Cash Prizes ranging from $100 – 250
  • 9-12th grade | Cash Prizes ranging from $100 – 250

Examples of light rail safety measures include:

  • Only cross tracks at crosswalks
  • Stay behind the yellow line on the platform
  • Don’t race trains, a train/trains can’t stop quickly
  • Take out your headphones/trains are quieter than you expect

February 15, 2023