Announcing the SCG Poster Contest

2011 Saris Cycling Group Poster Contest
“Bicycling is fun. . . and Healthy too!”

This is the perfect time to teach fifth grade students about the important role bicycles play in our environment, our community, and our world. Ask each student (fifth grade only) to create a poster that reveals his or her understanding of the significant purpose bicycling can play in their community. Encourage students to think about the ways bicycles benefit their community and themselves (bicycling is fun, healthy and green). Students should make sure their poster follows the contest rules by using the checklist below. The winners will be selected by a panel of individuals from the Bicycling Industry.
National Prize Winner: Three day/two night trip for two (parent or guardian and child) to Washington DC during the 2012 National Bike Summit (airfare and lodging included).
Each state will have the following winners:
First Place
  • Schwinn Ranger Boys/Girls Mountain Bike
  • Lazer Helmet
  • Planet Bike Spok Light
  • School Receives a Saris Bicycle Parking Rack
Second Place
  • Lazer Helmet
  • Planet Bike Spok Light
Third Place
  • Lazer Helmet

Contest Rules

  1. Only one winner from each school will be eligible to compete in the State contest.
  2. Entry must be original artwork created by a student who is currently in the fifth grade. A student may enter the contest only once.
  3. The student’s first and last name must be written or signed in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the poster.
  4. Design:
    1. Poster may be done in marker, crayon, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, and/or tempera paint.
    2. Collages are not acceptable. (Do not glue anything on your poster).
    3. Computer or photo generated art and/or printing is not acceptable.
    4. Entries should not display the names of commercial products, companies or organizations.
  5. Entry must be no smaller than 8½ x 11” and no larger than 14 x 18”.
  6. Entry must be done on paper that will allow for duplication, display and framing.
  7. The poster must be related to the contest theme in some way. The theme “Bicycling is fun. . .and healthy too!” must be on the poster. All words must be spelled correctly.
  8. Entry should not be matted, mounted, laminated, framed or folded. Poster may be rolled and mailed in a mailing tube.
  9. Submit entry by April 22nd, 2011 to your state lead.
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
  • Designing a product in light of information given.
  • Explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to persistent, contemporary and emerging issues.
  • How to act on personal and social issues, develop decision-making skills, and provide them with a foundation on which to base decisions they will face as citizens.
Please attach a sheet to each poster with the winner’s name, winner’s home address, winner’s parent or guardian, teacher’s name, teacher’s email, school name, school address, and school phone. We will accept one poster per school. Please send the winning poster to your state contest coordinator.
Submit entry by April 22nd! State and National Winners contacted by May 20th (In celebration of Bike to Work Day), National Award Winner displayed on SCG website. Winners will be contacted via mail (and email). Awards will be sent out by July 1st.

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