RTC seeks elementary and middle school student art entries for 8th annual anti-graffiti art contest

Sue Christiansen, RTC, (702) 676-1891 office, (702) 580-0407 cell
Kelley Mulroy, RTC, (702) 676-1623 office, (702) 334-6745 cell

Entries due Oct. 16; Transit vehicles to showcase winning artwork valley-wide

LAS VEGAS – The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) invites local elementary and middle school students to submit artwork to participate in its 8th annual 2014 RTC Anti-Graffiti Art Contest. This year’s theme is: “Keep Southern Nevada Graffiti Free.”

The RTC is challenging elementary through eighth-grade students valley-wide to create artwork that encourages Southern Nevadans to respect each other’s property and not devalue and deface it with graffiti.

The grand prize winners’ artwork will be unveiled this December during a special event held at the winning artist’s school. The top two entries will be featured on an RTC vehicle for up to one year. Crime Stoppers has also donated 10 shelter ads through Outdoor Promotions to showcase the top 10 pieces of art.

Artwork submitted for the contest must be an original concept, in color; no black and white, photography or glitter will be accepted. Art tools may include markers, crayons, colored pencils or paints. Students must submit artwork on an 11-by-17-inch landscape piece of paper to be considered in the contest.

The deadline for artwork is Thursday, Oct. 16, by 5 p.m. Entries can be mailed or hand-delivered to the RTC Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV, 89106; Attention: Kelley Mulroy. Full entry details can be found at rtcsnv.com. More information is also available via email at mulroyk@rtcsnv.com or by phone at 702-676-1623.

For this year’s program, the RTC is partnering with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Graffiti Investigation Section, Crime Stoppers, Outdoor Promotions, Vector Media Las Vegas, and the Clark County School District.

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, visit rtcsnv.com.