Town launches bike safety poster contest

The Town of Oyster Bay has launched a new poster contest on bike safety, open to 5th grade students in the Town of Oyster Bay.

“Many residents have shared their concerns about bike safety here in the Town of Oyster Bay with us, as drivers and youngsters alike are often unsure of safe biking practices,” Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. “We launched this poster contest to begin increasing awareness of bike safety guidelines in our community, especially as we celebrate National Bike Month this May and spend more time in the outdoors as summer approaches.”

To enter the contest, students must digitally design or draw a picture that illustrates safe bike riding. The poster must also include simple language about New York State Guidelines for bike safety, which are available online at tinyurl.com/bikesafeny. The top three winning posters will be unveiled to the public during an official meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board, showcased in winners’ hometowns, and featured in a town-wide newsletter. All entries will be displayed in a “Digital Art Exhibit” on the Town of Oyster Bay’s website.

“I encourage all 5th Graders in the Town to participate in this program, as it offers an opportunity to not only become more educated on the serious issue of bike safety, but to also learn more about town government and be recognized in their hometowns,” said Town Councilwoman Vicki Walsh. “The entries in our last poster contest were extremely creative and informative, and I look forward to seeing this year’s designs.”

Submissions should be made on 18” x 24” size poster paper and emailed to postercontest@oysterbay-ny.gov. In their submission email, students are asked to please attach a high-resolution photo of their poster as a PDF, JPEG, OR PNG file, as well as a completed entry form, which is available online at oysterbaytown.com/bikesafety. The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 31  at 11:59 PM, and winners will be announced during a meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board on Tuesday, June 14.

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