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TARC Seeks Student Artists for Design-A-Bus contest

TARC Seeks Student Artists for Design-A-Bus contest

This year’s art theme is

Getting You There Through Technology

Click the link to download the 2019 entry forms.

January 29, 2019

This year TARC celebrates its 45th year of service, and the 20th annual Design-a-Bus contest! The winning artwork by schoolchildren will be featured on a bus that will travel in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on Thurs., May 2, 2019 and on TARC routes throughout the metropolitan region following Derby festivities.

This year, students are being asked to submit artwork focusing on the many ways people and neighborhoods throughout our region can connect with each other, and get where they want to go with the help of technology.

“As we celebrate our 45th year of service, technology continues to help us connect and move throughout our community.” said Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., interim executive director of TARC. “We are excited to see all the creative artwork for this year’s contest.”

Design-a-Bus Contest Entry Information
The Design-a-Bus contest is open to all elementary and middle school students in Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Floyd and Clark counties in Southern Indiana. Twelve winners will be chosen to have their posters displayed on a TARC bus, and winners and their adult guests will be invited to ride on the bus featuring the winning artwork in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.Students are encouraged to visit TARC’s website,, and follow TARC on Facebook to learn more and to get ideas for their artwork.

Entries should be in marker, crayon or paint and submitted on 11-by-17 white paper, or digitally through a JPEG or PDF file. Entries will be judged on visual appeal, creativity, originality and message. All artwork is to be produced by the student only.

This year’s entry deadline is Friday, Mar. 1, 2019.

All artwork submitted becomes the property of TARC.

For creative ideas, students are encouraged to visit:

Follow TARC on Facebook to learn more and to get ideas for their artwork.

TARC’s Facebook page also features images of winners from previous years Design-A-Bus contests.

Entry forms must be attached to hard or digital copies. For copies of entry forms, visit or e-mail Jeremy Priddy, or Jessica Holman, Digital copies of entries with forms attached can also be emailed. Paper entries should be sent to TARC, c/o Marketing Department., 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 40203

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About TARC

Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is the public transportation system serving Greater Louisville and Clark and Floyd counties in southern Indiana, providing service to more than 15 million customers who ride almost 14 million miles annually. TARC runs 41 routes in five counties, owns and operates 89 paratransit vehicles and 230 buses. TARC averages approximately 47,000 riders daily. Two-thirds of all trips taken are for work or school.


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