Submission categories will be divided by age group, with one winner from each grade within each category:
Every submission should highlight the importance of train safety and our Become a Safety Influencer theme. Please make sure to adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your content. Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.
Please note that any content promoting unsafe activity, or anything depicting activity on the train tracks will be disqualified.
In addition to individual student winners, the school with the most submissions will also receive a $500 Amazon gift card.
Receiving Your Prize
Winners will be announced via email the week of June 3. All first-place winners will be invited to the Metra Board meeting on June 12, 2024 to receive their prize. All other prizes will be distributed via email.
How to Submit
Following the format and size guidelines above, students will upload their submission to either a Dropbox or Google Drive folder that they own, then click on the submission portal below and submit a link to that folder.
The title of the file should be the student’s name. Any file without a name will not be accepted.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMPETITION?
All students in grades K-12 who attend school in Metra’s six-county service area are eligible to participate.
HOW DOES PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING WORK?
Voting for the People’s Choice winner begins on April 15. Metra will post a People’s Choice voting series on the Instagram page as a carousel, and voters will have a week to cast their vote via the comments using a valid Instagram account. Voters are permitted to vote only once per finalist. The 11 winners (one from each region) will be announced on May 20.
WHEN ARE MY ITEMS DUE?
The last day to submit to the Safety Competition is April 1.
WHAT ARE THE RULES AND REGULATIONS?
For a list of all legal Rules and Regulations related to the Safety Competition, visit Metra Safety Competition Rules and Regulations
WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
Winners will be announced via email the week of June 3. People’s Choice winners will be announced on May 20 via Metra’s Instagram.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE INFORMED?
Winners will be informed via email.
HOW WILL PRIZES BE AWARDED?
All first-place winners will be invited to the Metra Board Meeting on June 12, 2024, to receive their prize. All other prizes will be distributed via email.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE CHOSEN?
People’s Choice Winners will be voted on through Instagram. All other winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
AM I ALLOWED TO UPLOAD IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES?
No, each student can only submit in one category. If more than one submission is entered, only the first submission will be counted.