Get Voting! OJR Competes in Plow Art Contest

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Voting was opened online Monday (Nov. 11, 2019), by the King of Prussia PA-based District 6 office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, to allow the state’s southeastern residents to cast ballots for their favorite winter plows as designed by students of 13 regional high schools.

Artists from Owen J. Roberts High in South Coventry Township, and Pottsgrove High in Lower Pottsgrove Township, are among the competitors.

  • There’s only a one-week window to vote for the plow that pleases you most; voting ends Sunday (Nov. 17). The decorated plow that receives the most votes during the seven-day period wins the district’s “Fan Favorite Award” and Judge’s Pick” honors. Vote here.

PennDOT’s “Paint the Plow” contest is being held across the state to both promote winter driving safety and foster an appreciation for high school art programs. Earlier this year, registered student teams were supplied with a road snow plow and asked to paint it with the theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush” in mind.

The safety theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time, and slow down during wintry weather. During the winter weather season, the plow 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.

This marks the second year District 6 has conducted the contest.

The remaining 11 participating schools in the contest are located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. The list includes Bishop Shanahan High School, Villa Joseph Marie High School, Unionville High School, the Brandywine Campus of Technical College High School, 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.

Photo from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation