Participants are asked to explain in 300 words or less how you "Lead the Way" to promote safe behaviors near trains and railroad tracks.
One winner will be selected from each participating grade group, Elementary School (grades K-4), Middle School (grades 5-8) and High School (grades 9-12) and awarded a prize. Each winner will receive an iPad.
Additionally, winning entries will be featured on the Metra Contest website and the Metra Safety Calendar.
Please note, essays containing fictionalized information will be disqualified.
Please contact Metra at email@example.com or at (312) 755-3566, if you plan to participate in the contest.
By submitting materials for Metra's 2011-2012 Safety Essay Contest you are agreeing that all participants have parental consent to submit materials to Metra. Additionally, you are giving Metra permission to use the name, hometown and school of each participant. Pictures of winners also may be taken for and used in Metra promotional activities related to the essay contest.