SunLine Transit Agency Announces Art Contest for Local Elementary & Middle School Students

May 14, 2018

Winning Entries to Appear Fully Wrapped on SunLine Buses

(Thousand Palms) SunLine Transit Agency has launched its 3rd Student Art Contest, encouraging local elementary (grades K-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students to submit entries focused on the art contest’s theme, “SunLine Buses are Important for the Coachella Valley and the Environment.” Participating students should include buses and landmarks unique to the Coachella Valley, including but not limited to, mountains, palm trees and windmills. Submissions are due June 1, 2018.

“This is such an excellent opportunity to engage Coachella Valley youth and educate them about the advantages of clean energy and the public transit system,” said Lauren Skiver, CEO/General Manager of SunLine Transit Agency. “It’s also very special for SunLine to have our buses showcase this personalized artwork by our local students. We’ve heard time and time again how much this student art makes people smile when they see it mobilizing throughout our communities.”

One winner will be chosen from each category, elementary and middle school, and the winning entries will be fully wrapped on SunLine’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses as well as appear on SunLine’s website and other print and digital materials. Contest rules include:

  • The SunLine logo must appear on any drawings of buses.

  • Artwork may include crayons, paint, markers or colored pencils. No digital art is allowed.

  • The poster must measure 17 inches wide x 11 inches high. The design should be laid out horizontally and submitted on regular paper or heavy paper such as poster or card stock.

  • All words must be spelled correctly.

  • The back of the poster must include the following information and it must be legible – student’s name, grade level, school name and teacher’s name.

  • Each student may submit only one poster design. The design must be original artwork created by the student.


Entries must be received by June 1, 2018, and can be mailed or personally delivered to:

Brittney Sowell
SunLine Transit Agency
32-505 Harry Oliver Trail
Thousand Palms, CA 92276


SunLine’s Student Art Contest is co-sponsored by the City of La Quinta and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). All artwork becomes the property of SunLine Transit Agency, and may be used for advertising or promotional purposes that may include regional media – with appropriate credit given to the artist. By entering the contest, students give their consent to use their name and photograph should they be selected as a winner.

For more information about the SunLine Student Art Contest, contact Brittney Sowell via email at or by phone at 760-343-3456 ext. 1103. For complete contest rules, go to


About SunLine

SunLine Transit Agency is a joint powers authority formed in 1977 to operate the Coachella Valley’s public transportation system. SunLine offers fixed route bus service and curb-to-curb paratransit for the mobility impaired. Its fixed route and paratransit vehicles travel more than 4 million miles per year, covering over 619 bus stops located throughout a 1,120 mile-service area, carrying approximately 4.82 million riders. SunLine Services Group regulates three taxi franchises who provide taxi services throughout the Valley. SunFuels alternative fueling station offers compressed natural gas and hydrogen for SunLine and the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more, please visit