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UPDATE: Call for Student Participation: El Dorado Transit Bus Decorating Contest!

13:00 PM - September 21, 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of the El Dorado Transit Bus Decorating Contest for the upcoming 2023-24 school year! This exciting art contest is open to middle and high school students (grades 6-12), and we encourage all creative minds to participate and showcase their artistic talents.

The El Dorado Transit Bus Decorating Contest aims to foster creativity and community engagement by inviting students to submit their artwork designs to be displayed on one of the El Dorado Transit buses. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to leave a lasting mark on their community and inspire others through their artwork.

The winning art design will be featured on an El Dorado Transit bus as a “wrap”, which will be proudly unveiled at the student's school in early 2024. Additionally, the decorated bus will make a grand appearance in the Placerville Christmas parade in December 2024, capturing the attention and admiration of the entire community.

Key details and important dates for the contest:

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29 Extended: Friday, October 6

Submission Guidelines:

  • Open to any El Dorado County School student
  • Artwork must be an original piece of non-electronic art (no photography or computer generations).
  • The artwork should depict why an individual would want to ride the bus.
  • Size: 8.5”x11” or 11”x17”
  • Submissions must be received by Friday, September 29 at the El Dorado County Office of Education, attn: Communications.

We are asking that our local schools consider promoting and supporting student participation in this unique art contest. By involving students in projects that celebrate their creativity and encourage community engagement, we empower them to express themselves while making a positive impact on the world around them.

We kindly request that you share this information with your students, art departments, and relevant faculty members. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to reach out to Dina Gentry at the El Dorado County Office of Education at

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing the incredible artwork from our talented student artists!

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