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Making today's young people aware of other ways that are available for getting around, and that the car is not needed everyday to go everywhere every time, is very important to a high quality livable future in Delaware. To reach this goal, each year DART First State invites students to participate in its annual statewide poster contest and apply their artistic talents to transit related themes that illustrate how riding transit benefits our quality of life.

The statewide poster contest is open to public and private schools, as well as after-school programs. Students must be in Grades 4 through 8. The program is held from January, when the contest theme is publicly announced, to April when the chosen artists are recognized for their artistic efforts. DART First State judges the entries for originality, theme presentation, and artistic quality. First prizewinners are chosen from each grade along with a Grand Prize winner each year, and receive awards from DART First State along with several prizes from its media business partners

2005 Winners

Grade 4: Jack Pedigo - Grand Prize Winner
Grade 4: Jack Pedigo
Grade 5: Oliva Fierro
Grade 5: Oliva Fierro
Grade 6: Emily Rae
Grade 6: Emily Rae
Grade 7: Michael Lester
Grade 7: Michael Lester
Grade 8: Tyrell Reid
Grade 8:  Tyrell Reid