Three Texas youth harnessed their artistic skills to help spread the word about keeping Texas skies free of harmful car emissions and created winning posters for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Drive Clean Texas campaign’s first Live & Breathe Texas Kids Poster Contest.
Sponsored by Automotive Service Association (ASA), in conjunction with its affiliate, ASA-Texas, and Advance Auto Parts, the contest was open to K-12 students statewide. Students were asked to submit a poster that encourages Texas drivers to “do your part” to help keep emissions out of the beautiful Texas skies. Posters also could show how Texans “live and breathe” Texas air.
“We needed help raising awareness about the importance of clean air in Texas, so we turned to our state’s most valuable resource – its youth,” said Beth Risch, chief operating officer of ASA. “The three winning entries do a spectacular job of illustrating why we should all do our part to protect our state’s air quality.”
- Gloria Liu, 8, of Cross Roads
- Damajeon Neal, 13, of Texarkana
- Autumn Stump, 14, of Woodway
ASA-Texas/Drive Clean Texas poster contest rules/entry forms and contest flyers were sent to 250 ASA member auto repair shops and 84 Texas Advance Auto Parts store locations to encourage participation. One winner was selected from each of three age categories: kindergarten through fifth grade, grades six through eight and grades nine through 12. The winning posters will be displayed in all ASA-Texas member-shops and Advance Auto Parts stores in the state during the month of May 2019.
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This year’s winners were recognized at the annual conference luncheon of ASA-Texas on Nov. 17 at the Hilton Downtown Fort Worth. Each winner received a framed copy of their poster and $500. The monetary prizes were provided by Advance Auto Parts. To learn more about “Drive Clean Texas,” visit drivecleantexas.org.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2901.
For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.