2021 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children Special 2021 Theme, Let’s Walk! Pedestrian Safety for Everybody

"Hi Kids! I’m Ruff Ruffman. Before you start your poster, watch this cool video about the 2021 Roadway Safety Poster Contest."


Send submissions to:

Regina Hackett, Program Assistant
CT Training & Technical Assistance Center
University of Connecticut
270 Middle Turnpike, U-5202
Storrs, CT 06269


The three categories for the 2021 poster contest are
K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.


To be eligible for the contest, all submissions must be postmarked no later than March 12, 2021.


To be considered, posters must be no larger than 8 1/2” x 11” and should be created on standard paper. All submissions need to be drawn horizontally (landscape orientation). Submissions that do not meet this criteria will not be considered, no exceptions.


Be sure to write the student’s name, grade and contact information on the back of the poster in pencil or ball point pen so that we can identify the artist. Do not use marker or anything that will bleed through to the front of the poster.

Release Form

A Release Form (download here) must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian for each poster submitted. (Please note: A release form must be submitted with each child’s artwork in order for him or her to be eligible.)


Winners will be notified by April 9, 2021.

Use of Artwork

Artwork becomes the property of the University of Connecticut and may be used for promotional and other purposes at the University’s discretion.

For more information: Please contact Regina Hackett, University of Connecticut, at regina.hackett@uconn.edu.

2021 Winners

K-1 Winner

2-3 Winner

4-5 Winner

Classroom Resources

How to be Safe on the Roadway Video

It is important for us all to know how to stay safe when we’re on the roadway. This video is designed for children and discusses three different types of roadway safety - pedestrian safety, bicycle safety and ways to be safe as a passenger in a car. We encourage teachers to play this video for students when explaining the Roadway Safety Poster Contest.

Ruff Ruffman - Driving

The “Driving” digital initiative provides resources to encourage kids to become better passengers and to play an active role in helping parents to keep their eyes on the road. The campaign’s unusual approach tunes into the idea that kids are acutely aware of their parents’ distraction, especially when they are driving.