NSBSW Poster Contest

The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select artwork 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.

The 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest theme was: Red Lights Mean STOP! All 2019 winning posters, including overall winner, can be viewed here.

​To order 2019 National School Bus Safety Week posters, contact the American School Bus Council at info@americanschoolbuscouncil.org

Please click here for the 2020 NSBSW Poster Contest rules.

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.

2020 Poster

2019 Poster

2018 Poster

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2016 Poster

2015 Poster

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2013 Poster

2012 Poster

2011 Poster

Upcoming NSBSW Poster Contest Themes:

  • 2020: Be Safe - Know the Danger Zone

    Please Note: The “Can’t Touch This – The Danger Zone!” theme was changed in January of 2020 in response to concerns it could be misconstrued. If students have already drawn posters based on this theme, they will still be accepted as valid entries in the national contest.

    Poster Contest Rules