On October 19, 2021, Rio Metro Regional Transit District announced the winners of the Rail Runner 15 Year Anniversary Poster Contest during a ceremony at the Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA), which collaborated with Rio Metro on the project.
Seven winners were selected – one from each grade level – and one student was awarded with the overall grand prize.
Each winner was presented with their original poster professionally framed. They also received a plaque, a hand-calligraphed thank you card, and a Rail Runner goodie bag.
“I was amazed by the work and the time that went in to each one of the posters,” said Marie Morra, Marketing Specialist for Rio Metro. “They spent a lot of time on the project.”
In addition to recognizing those with winning artwork, Rio Metro acknowledged all participating students for their hard work with certificates, and PAPA’s Visual Arts Teacher Jody Chandler with a glass plaque.