Metra Contest


Metra Announces New 2014-2015 Safety Contest!

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

Contest Deadline: Entries Must be Submitted by Friday, Jan. 30, 2015!

Metra is proud to announce its Ninth Annual Metra Safety Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Unplug for Safety: Look, Listen and Live."

The Safety Contest is a key part of Metra's ongoing effort to increase public awareness, especially amongst 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 designs will be distributed to more than 2,000 schools in Northeastern Illinois, featured in Metra's Safety Calendar, on the contest website, in station displays and on monthly tickets. Metra will recognize the school who submits the most entries in the 2014-2015 Safety Poster Contest by awarding it a new computer compatible with its current system. Every school's entries will be totaled after the contest deadline on Jan. 30, 2015 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 "Get Smart" and promote safe behaviors near trains and railroad tracks.

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!