Calling all Children and Grandchildren of Caltrans Employees

Caltrans employees’ children and grandchildren 17 years of age and under can now submit highway safety art for the 2016 poster contest. This is an opportunity for the children in your family to share their thoughts and creative ideas about the importance of driving safely in or near a work zone and to be part of the educational outreach for this very important life-saving message.  Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 21, 2016.


Contest Theme:

The poster contest theme is highway safety.  Either the “Be Work Zone Alert” and/or “Move Over” phrase must appear on the poster. Artwork will be judged for its creative expression of encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives in highway work zones.


Applicants must be 17 years of age or younger and must be a child or grandchild of a Caltrans employee. 

Age Categories:   


Entries Must Include the Following:



Artwork must be submitted on white 8 ½ x 11 paper.  Bold and/or bright colors reproduce best.  No computer-generated or altered artwork will be accepted. Poster can be portrait or landscape (vertical or horizontal). DO NOT FOLD ARTWORK. 


Entries must be RECEIVED by your district’s liaison no later than Monday, March 21, 2016.   Entries received after that date will be disqualified for the poster contest, but will remain the property of the state and may be used in future projects.  Refer to poster contest liaison list for address and liaison information.

District Liaisons:

HQ:Caroline Moreno – (916) 653-8879
1120 N Street, MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

D1: Eli Rohl – (707) 441-3998
1656 Union Street
Eureka, CA 95501

D2: Rebecca Alexander – (530) 229-0561
1657 Riverside Drive
Redding, CA 96001

D3: Liza Whitmore – (530) 634-7640
703 B Street
Marysville, CA 95901

D4: Rachelle Maricq – (510) 286-3911
Public Information Office, First Floor
P.O. Box 23660
Oakland, CA  94623

D5: Autumn Woolworth – (805) 549-3461
50 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

D6: Tami Conrado – (559) 488-4082
1352 W. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

D7: Alisa Almanzan – (213) 897-1659
100 South Main Street, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

D8: Shelli Lombardo – (909) 383-6290
464 W. Fourth Street, MS 1209
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1400

D9: Florene Trainor – (760) 872-0603
500 South Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514

D10:Angela DaPrato (209) 948-7176
1976 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95205

D11:Carmen Sandoval– (619) 688-2556
4050 Taylor Street, MS 121
San Diego, CA 92110

D12:Kathy Avila – (949) 724-2110
3347 Michelson Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612-8894


Posters will advance through two levels.  Each district and headquarters public affairs office will choose four posters, one from each age category, as its finalists.  A judging panel will select the four winning entries from among the finalists. 

Artwork Will Be Judged On:


Reproduction Rights:

Once received, entries and photos become and remain the property of Caltrans and may be used for a variety of purposes with no compensation to the artist or his/her Caltrans relative. 

Winning entries, photos, and bios will be included in the Fallen Workers Memorial program and on the Caltrans Be Work Zone Alert website.  In addition, posters will be on display at the statewide Fallen Workers Memorial on May 4, 2016 at the State Capitol.  After the Memorial, winners will receive a copy of their poster.

Questions should be directed to your district contest liaison noted above.