Metra Contest


Metra Announces New 2015-2016 Safety Poster and Essay Contest!

Enter Today for Your Chance to win an iPad, Cash Gift Card Prizes

Contest Deadline: Entries Must be Submitted by Friday, Jan. 29, 2016!

Metra is proud to announce its Tenth Annual Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest. This year's theme is "Make Safety Your Focus: Look, Listen and Live."

The contest is a key part of Metra's ongoing effort to increase public awareness, especially among our region’s school children, of lifesaving railroad safety practices.

Judges will select one first, second and third place safety poster contest winner from each grade, K-12. Winners will receive the following prizes:

  1. First Place: iPad
  2. Second Place: $250 Gift Card
  3. Third Place: $100 Gift Card

In addition, winning poster designs will be featured in Metra's 2017 Safety Calendar, on the contest website, in station displays and on weekend tickets. Metra will recognize the school who submits the most entries in the 2015-2016 Safety Poster and Essay Contest by awarding it a new computer compatible with its current system. Each school's entries will be tallied after the contest deadline on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 and a computer will be presented to the winning school.

Students can also enter the Annual Metra Safety Essay Contest for your chance to win an iPad. Contest participants are asked to tell us in 300 words or less how you "Make Safety Your Focus" when near trains and railroad tracks.  One winner will be selected from each of the following groups, Elementary School (grades K-4), Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12). The winner of each group will receive an iPad.

Within this site, you will find a complete listing of all contest rules and guidelines as well as downloadable entry forms, logos and poster templates. You can even submit your completed contest entry through this site. Also, become a fan of the Metra contest Facebook page for exclusive news and announcements.

Teachers, we invite you to visit our Teachers Section, where you will find materials such as fact sheets, coloring pages and bulletin board displays to help integrate railroad safety into your lesson plans as well as games and information sheets designed for parents and driver education instructors.

Welcome and good luck, we look forward to receiving your entries!