Industry Road Safety Alliance South West brings back calendar competition

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts with one of last year's Road Safety Calendar Competition winners Milla Harker. Photo: supplied
Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts with one of last year's Road Safety Calendar Competition winners Milla Harker. Photo: supplied

Children across the South West have been invited to put their artistic skills to good use for the chance to win up to $500 in a road safety artwork competition.

The Industry Road Safety Alliance South West is running its popular Road Safety Calendar Competition again this year to remind all road users of the reasons why it is important to stay safe on our roads.

The alliance is calling for entries that will help spread important road safety messages, particularly linked to the four cornerstones of road safety – safe roads and roadsides, safe road users, safe speeds, or safe vehicles.

Chairperson Micheal Hay said the competition aimed to raise awareness of road safety from an early age.

“The artwork competition will trigger conversations about road safety in school classrooms, or between parents and children, helping to indirectly influence safe road use,” he said.

Children of all ages are encouraged to enter with a range of age categories.

The overall winner will collect $500 and feature on the front of the 2019 Road Safety Calendar as well as on road safety billboards throughout the South West.

Other winners will feature in the body of the calendar and collect $100 each. Selected artwork will be used in other road safety campaigns.

Winners will be announced at the alliance’s annual Christmas Road Safety Launch in December.