Enter Laketran’s Design a Bus Wrap Student Art Contest

Middle school and high school students from Lake County are eligible to enter by submitting original artwork of a Laketran bus wrap design. Participants are encouraged to create a design using the contest theme “Laketran’s 50th Anniversary” to promote public transit and celebrate 50 Years of service Lake County.

1st Place – Kaitlin Barninger, Mentor High School

One student’s winning design will be featured on a Dial-a-Ride bus wrap for one year and travel throughout the county.

The contest is open to middle school and high school students from Lake County or students enrolled in a Lake County school, art school or homeschooled during the 2023-2024 school year. Entries are due Monday, April 1, 2024. Winners will be announced in April and and the bus wrap will be unveiled in early May.

Learn more about contest details and prizes here, where you can also download the entry form and art templates.

“We received over 125 entries last year and are excited to be able to offer this contest to our Lake County student artists again this year,” shared Laketran spokesperson Julia Schick. “Many transit systems incorporate public art into their transit properties or vehicles, because it’s a great way to share art in the community.”

The 2024 art contest winners, along with additional entries, are on display at the Frank J. Polivka transit center at Lakeland Community College that is open to the public Monday – Saturday.