**** RCMP Media Release
In May, the Nova Scotia RCMP launched an art contest and invited elementary, junior high and high school students to submit their best piece of artwork demonstrating bicycle safety. Participants were given a chance to win an RCMP prize package and tour of their local detachment.
With lots of creative and thoughtful submissions to choose from, the judging process was quite challenging, but the results are in. A total of 50 submissions were received from schools across the province.
There were no submissions from junior high students so two winners were chosen from the elementary level. The winning entries are:
Elementary (grade primary – two) winner is Josh MacPhee from Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School. Josh is reminding us to always stop at stop signs and for all road users to stay in single file when doing so.
Elementary (grade three – six) winner is Gabriel Salley from Annapolis East Elementary School. Gabriel is demonstrating the One Metre Rule that cars and cyclists must abide by on our roads.
High school winner is Peter Rose from Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre in Port Hawkesbury. Peter is reminding everyone to be smart and safe while biking by always wearing a helmet.
Make sure you follow us on social media as we will be sharing some runner up submissions in the coming weeks.
The RCMP would like to thank all students, parents and teachers who participated in our contest. Thank you for taking the time to send in your pieces of artwork and for helping us raise awareness of bicycle safety in the province.