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AAA’s Annual Poster Contest Returns

This year's AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest will award $11,000 in prizes to students across the region.

One of 2018's First Place posters.

For more than 75 years, AAA has been committed to educating young people about safety in and around traffic. We want to engage kids in our efforts, and our annual Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest gives them the opportunity to demonstrate safe practices to their peers.

The annual AAA poster contest provides students the opportunity to make an impact with their art by bringing attention to safety issues affecting kids and young adults. This year, AAA Northeast is awarding more than $11,000 in prize money.

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Students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island can enter.

Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade should submit a hand-drawn or graphic-designed poster. High school students have the option to submit either a poster or a short video, no more than 60 seconds in length.

All entries must center on one of the categories in each grade level. Students in K-4 will focus on playing away from cars and traffic, grades 5-8 on how to be a good passenger and high school students will concentrate on safe driving practices.

Entries will be judged on a set of criteria including depiction of proper traffic safety principles, creativity and visual impact. Judging will be done on a state-by-state basis.

All entries must be postmarked by April 5.

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One of 2018’s First Place posters.

A first ($300), second ($200) and third ($100) place poster winner will be selected from each of the three grade levels for each of the five states (nine poster winners per state). In addition to cash prizes, winning art will be included in the 2020 AAA Northeast calendar, displayed in our branches and offices, and highlighted on our website.

All first place poster entries in each grade level (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12) from the five states will be eligible for a $1,000 grand prize. Online voting at will determine the winner.

Videos are judged among all entries from the Northeast territory. AAA members and the public will vote for their choice online for the $1,000 grand prize. A first ($300), second ($200) and third ($100) place award will also be determined by the number of votes received.

Online voting will take place between April 22 and April 30. 

Winners will be announced May 10.

For a full set of rules, visit


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