Anti-Graffiti Art Contest winning artwork unveiled on 40-foot RTC vehicle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2015
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Anti-Graffiti Art Contest winning artwork unveiled on 40-foot RTC vehicle

Students from Bob Miller and Cashman Middle Schools recognized for their “Keep Southern Nevada graffiti free” artwork

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Principal Donadio, Gov. Bob Miller & Sharon Lee Melanie Galicia Hernandez and Asst Principal Katz

PHOTO 1: Bob Miller Middle School Principal Nicole Donadio, former Nevada Governor Bob Miller and student winner Sharon Lee celebrate the RTC’s ninth annual anti-graffiti art contest.
PHOTO 2: Cashman Middle School student winner Melanie Galicia Hernadez and Assistant Principal Josh Katz in front of the RTC transit vehicle wrapped in the winners’ artwork.

Photos courtesy of the RTC – For additional photos, visit @RTCSNV Instagram

To download B-Roll from the unveiling ceremonies, click here.

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) recognized local students who won the ninth annual Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at two special award ceremonies this week at Bob Miller and Cashman Middle Schools.

Seventh graders Sharon Lee and Melanie Galicia Hernandez, of Bob Miller and Cashman Middle Schools respectively, were recognized as the top two winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest. Their artwork will be displayed on the outside of a 40-foot RTC transit vehicle and will travel the Las Vegas Valley streets for up to one year.

More than 130 students from 10 schools across the valley participated in this year’s call for entries encouraging Southern Nevadans to respect property by keeping it graffiti free. Nearly 1,600 people voted in an online poll to select the grand prize winners from the top 10 finalists.

The art contest runners up include: Brenda Mendoza, Hunter Sylas Solorio, Jeanna Reyes, Jasiel Pajarillo, Jessica Bialas, Kailene Zapanta, Maria Melendrez and Sky Posey from Cashman Middle School. All of the winners’ artwork will be displayed inside RTC transit vehicles and on transit shelters throughout the valley.

The annual art contest is sponsored by the RTC, Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Office of Community Engagement, Outdoor Promotions, Vector Media Las Vegas and Clark County School District.

About the RTC

The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives such as Fuel Revenue Indexing, Southern Nevada Strong and the Transportation Investment Business Plan, visit