King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Philadelphia region (District 6) invites the public to vote on 13 plows decorated by high school students in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.
“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach program aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs. This is the second year the contest has taken place in the District 6.
Earlier this year, PennDOT invited Philadelphia region high school students to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” The safety theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time, and slow down during wintry weather.
High school students participated from the following schools within District 6:
- Owen J. Roberts High School;
- Bishop Shanahan High School;
- Pottsgrove High School;
- Villa Joseph Marie High School;
- Unionville High School (Winner of 2018 Pain the Plow);
- Technical College High School – Brandywine Campus;
- Conestoga High School;
- Harry S. Truman High School;
- Henderson High School;
- Cheltenham High School;
- Delaware County Technical High School;
- Oxford High School; and
- Ridley High School.
A new voting format has been introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through survey monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6Plow2019. The plow that receives the most votes between Monday, November 11, through Sunday, November 17, will be deemed PennDOT District 6’s “Fan Favorite.”
Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will also share the survey monkey link on the following social media pages: Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/phillypenndot, and www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.
During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by PennDOT personnel.