Deerfield High School sophomore Joshua Moy created a poster that was the people’s choice award winner in the sixth annual Metra Safety Contest promoting railroad safety awareness, according to a news release from Metra.
Moy’s design was chosen the best of all work submitted by high school sophomores by the 20-judge panel and also picked as the top creation among more than 5,500 entrants from all grade levels from nearly 250 schools by a panel of 550 members of the public.
All posters and essays were designed to create awareness of railroad safety.
“Nothing is more important to Metra than keeping children—and the public—safe,” Metra CEO Alex Clifford said in the release. “I would like to commend each and every person who participated in the safety campaign for their leadership on this issue.”
Moy’s design and those of the other first place winners will be printed and distributed to more than 2,000 schools in northeast Illinois. They will also be displayed in Metra stations. Moy earned a $250 gift card for his overall win and an iPad for his grade level victory.
Clifford expressed pride at the effort of the youth. “We could not be more proud of the role the poster and essay contest has played as the cornerstone of our campaign to raise the level of awareness about train safety throughout northeast Illinois,” he said in the release.