Chief Minister Gallagher is calling on the young’uns (who are stuck with the bus system until they turn 17) to send in ideas for what “the ultimate environmentally friendly bus” would look like.
“The artwork of each winning entry will decorate the inside panel of an ACTION bus for 12 months. An overall winner will also be selected and Canberrans will see their artwork on the back of an ACTION bus,” the Chief Minister said.
“ACTION’s ‘Draw for the Future’ competition is challenging ACT children and primary school students to be creative about what the ultimate environmentally-friendly bus would look like and explain, in a few words, why sustainability is important to them.
“The competition is a great way to engage ACTION’s younger audience and encourage them to think about how they travel. This demographic is one of ACTION’s largest ambassadors and is certainly key to changing travel behaviour and influencing more environmentally-friendly modes of transport in the future.
Nick Dean, one of last years’ winners, said: “It was really cool to have everyone see my drawing. I also felt good because I was encouraging more people to take the bus to help save the environment.”
One winner will be selected from the following age categories:
– under 4 years of age
– between 5 and 6 years of age
– between 7 and 8 years of age
– between 9 and 10 years of age
– between 11 and 13 years of age.
“Entries for the ‘Draw for the Future’ competition close Friday 30 March 2012 and the winner will be announced at a special event in May 2012,” the Chief Minister concluded.