Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Safety Poster Contest is a key part of our ongoing effort to increase public awareness of lifesaving railroad safety practices. The theme for the 2019-2020 school year: “Obey the Signs" emphasizes the importance of looking for and obeying signs and control devices that are installed along the railroad tracks and at rail crossings.

Website: Metra Safety Poster Contest
Contest Rules: Access Here

Eligibility: The contest is open to all students in grades K through 12 living or attending school in Metra’s six-county service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will.
Essay Entry Criteria: Participants are asked to explain in 300 words or less why it is important to “Obey the Signs” when near trains and railroad tracks.

Each entry must:

Award Amount Information: First place winners will receive an iPad. Second place winners will receive a $250 Gift Card. Third place winners will receive a $100 Gift Card.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Contact Information: Please contact Metra at or at (312) 322-6776, if you have any questions.

iPad or $100 - $250