The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recognized local students who won the ninth annual Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at two special award ceremonies this week at Bob Miller and Cashman Middle Schools.
Seventh graders Sharon Lee and Melanie Galicia Hernandez, of Bob Miller and Cashman Middle Schools respectively, were recognized as the top two winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest.
Their artwork will be displayed on the outside of a 40-foot RTC transit vehicle and will travel the Las Vegas valley streets for up to one year.
More than 130 students from 10 schools across the valley participated in this year’s call for entries encouraging Southern Nevadans to respect property by keeping it graffiti free. Nearly 1,600 people voted in an online poll to select the grand prize winners from the top 10 finalists.
The art contest runners up include: Brenda Mendoza, Hunter Sylas Solorio, Jeanna Reyes, Jasiel Pajarillo, Jessica Bialas, Kailene Zapanta, Maria Melendrez and Sky Posey from Cashman Middle School. All of the winners’ artwork will be displayed inside RTC transit vehicles and on transit shelters throughout the valley.
The annual art contest is sponsored by the RTC, Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Office of Community Engagement, Outdoor Promotions, Vector Media Las Vegas and Clark County School District.