WE'VE EXTENDED THE BE A BEACON CHALLENGE THROUGH TO DECEMBER 6TH!
We want schools across the nation to tell us how they are encouraging walking and biking to school for a chance to win a crosswalk beacon system for their favorite school crossing.
How can my school "be a beacon" for walking and biking?
There are thousands of ways students, teachers, and parents are already being beacons of active transportation for others in their community. We just want you to tell us what you've been up to (or if you're feeling really inspired, you can create a new project just for this contest)!
Qualifying activities include (but aren't limited to):
- Walk/Bike to School Day festivities
- Walking school buses
- Bike safety workshops
- Creating ways for rural and/or underpriveleged students to participate in active transportation
- Creating a movement that encourages teen bike culture
- Any other walk/bike activities your school is currently involved in
Sustainability committees, student councils, and PTOs/PTAs are all invited to get involved!
How does my school enter?
1) Tell us how you’re helping others
Tell us how your school is promoting active transportation in your community. Briefly describe what you're up to, and if you like, send along video, photographs, letters, drawings, or a song that really shows us what you're up to – let us see your creativity!
2) Show us how we can help you
Take a picture or video of the school crosswalk you’d like us to fix. Tell us what’s wrong with it.
Submit your beacon project and your crosswalk images to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Videos should be provided as YouTube links)
How do we increase our chances of winning?
1) Watch for it.
“Like” the Carmanah Traffic Facebook page. Watch for your project to be posted to the page within 24 hours of submission.
2) Vote, tweet, vote and tweet again!
Have your friends and followers like, comment on, and share your submission on the Carmanah Traffic Facebook page and tweet about your submission using the hash tag #beabeacon.
At the end of the contest Carmanah judges will be looking for the walk/bike project with the most involvement from the community to help determine the winner. So, the more social media support your post receives the higher up in the rankings it goes!
Pass it along! Let your school know about the contest. Print and pass along the contest details to students, teachers, and parents with this brochure.
Contest ends DECEMBER 6, 2013.
Questions about the contest?
We’d be happy to help! Email us at email@example.com.
Directions for video and image submissions: Videos should be provided as a YouTube link. Images should be in .jpg or .png format and should clearly show the school crosswalk in relation to the rest of the street. High resolution images of at least 300dpi are encouraged. Never uploaded a video to YouTube before? It's easy. You can find tutorials right on YouTube that will walk you through the process.
The Fine Print: Contest ends December 6, 2013. Contest is open to all schools from elementary schools to universities. Beacon projects can be initiatives already underway in the school, or new projects created just for this contest. Carmanah Technologies reserves the right to choose the final winning entry. Finalists will be notified by email or telephone on or before December 12, 2013. Prize includes RRFB hardware only. Signs and poles are not included in the prize package. Installation cost will be assumed by the winning entrant. A letter of school and city support will be required in order to be declared the winning entry. The winning entry will become a case study subject. Development of the case study will include installation video and photography. All costs of case study development will be assumed by Carmanah Technologies Corp. Prize has no cash value.