Elementary and middle schoolers in the Coachella Valley have until midnight to submit clean energy-themed artwork that could be enlarged and wrapped around SunLine Transit Agency buses, and high schoolers now have until next week due to a recent extension.
The deadline for high schoolers to submit art for the Fifth Annual Student Art Contest was extended to Monday, June 15, at midnight due to requests by local teachers to allow students to complete their artwork after the school year, according to Nicholas Robles, an agency spokesman.
The contest comprises three categories: elementary, middle and high school students.
Artwork was previously due by June 3.
A new category was created this year for high school students, who can compose art using a variety of mediums including digital media, paint, markers, photographs or works utilizing graphic design techniques.
Elementary and middle school students must create work using crayons, paint, colored pencils or other similar tools, but are not allowed to submit digital media.
Winners will have their artwork wrapped around a hydrogen electric fuel-cell bus, the agency said, and see their art on SunLine’s website and the agency’s marketing materials.
The second- and third-place winners will have their artwork displayed at a local bus stop.
For more information, go to sunline.org/studentart.