This year’s Poster Program will be conducted a little differently compared to the past. The program will continue its primary aim of reducing traffic and pedestrian crashes, one of the leading causes of death of children ages 3 to 14.

Students of all ages illustrate a selected traffic safety topic. AAA Hudson Valley asks that Teachers/Caregivers take a picture of the student’s poster and email it to: Please include the student’s name, grade, school, teacher or caregiver’s name and email address.

Older students are invited to compete for topics that are relevant to novice driver safety.  This program allows youth to become creative in topic design, while striving to create memorable entries, leading others to safety through example and enthusiasm.


(Grades K-2)
(Grades 3-5)
Junior High
(Grades 6-8)
Senior High (Grades 9-12)

Walk/Don't Walk

Bike Safety/Helmet Use

Buckle Up/Front & Back Alcohol/Impaired Driving Pedestrian Safety

Hold a Caregiver's Hand

Back Seat is the Safest for Kids Distracted Driving/Walking Distracted Driving/Walking Walk Left, Bike Right
Wear a Bike Helmet

Pedestrian Safety

Walk Left, Bike Right Aggressive Driving/Speeding  
    Pedestrian Safety Buckle Up Front & Back  

Entries are judged locally for recognition. All posters must display/depict proper use of traffic safety principles.

Judging Criteria includes:

  • Relationship of the entry design to proper traffic safety practices
  • Originality of how the idea is expressed in the design
  • Creativity and its execution
  • Visual impact of the design

All participants will receive a token of appreciation. We will also be awarding Visa Gift Cards to winners. There will not be a ceremony for the winners this year. Prizes will be mailed directly to the winning students.

 Entries should be submitted by taking a picture of the paper posters and emailing them in a .jpg or .png format to: by the deadline of April 30, 2021

For all submissions, please include: Student Name, Grade, School Name, Teacher/Caregiver Name and Email Address.

Digital submissions must be original, and not copied from the Internet. Pre-printed, manufactured, copyrighted or trademarked names, logos, etc. are unacceptable on both illustrated and digital/graphic art posters and will be eliminated.

All artwork needs to illustrate the topic chosen. Make sure the text is spelled correctly, all posters with incorrect spelling will not be eligible for prizes.

Thank you for your participation and have fun!

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