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Contests aim to Put the Brakes on Fatalities
Kansas Department of Transportation

TOPEKA — Kansas kids can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety by participating in poster and video contests as part of the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” safety campaign. 

Natalie Williams, Great Bend, was a 2016 Poster Contest Winner in the South Central Kansas division. 

Poster contest: For Kansas kids ages 5 to 13 

Three statewide winners will each receive:

•Kindle Fire Tablet and case from the Kansas Turnpike Authority

•$50 gift card from Wal Mart

•$50 Amazon gift card from the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas

•Movie passes from AAA Kansas

A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will receive a bicycle from the KTA and a helmet from Safe Kids Kansas. Poster entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 21. Information and entry forms are available here.

Video contest: For Kansas teens in grades 8-12. Prizes include an iPad, a Go Pro and a DJI Osmo camera, and the school of the grand prize winner will receive $500 for its school, class or booster club. Video entries must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Information to submit entries is available here.

The Kansas Department of Transportation and numerous transportation organizations in Kansas are sponsoring the contests. More information about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is available here.