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 20-21 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest theme is Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone.

Due to COVID the deadline for 2021 has changed. Posters can be drawn anytime between September 2020 and February 26, 2021. The posters must be submitted to state directors by March 1, 2021 or the designated individual state deadline.

  • Information about deadline changes to the 20-21 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest can be found here.

  • NEW Poster Guideline Rules can be found here.

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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2013 Poster

2012 Poster

2011 Poster

Previous NSBSW Poster Contests:

  • 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 previous National School Bus Safety Week posters, contact the American School Bus Council at info@americanschoolbuscouncil.org