Paint the Plow 2019
Paint the Plow is a community outreach program in which students are invited to paint a PennDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their individual school. In addition to being visible when in full service during the winter-weather months, the blades will be used within the school's community to enhance public awareness, promote safety, and foster greater appreciation of both PennDOT and the school's art program.
The program is open to high schools in each of PennDOT District 6's five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Paint the Plow School Guidelines 2019 (PDF) and
the application to participate (PDF) have been sent to schools and must be returned to PennDOT by Tuesday, September 3.
Once the plow blades are delivered to the schools, they will paint the plows with a winter safety theme. The 2019 theme is "Don't Rush in Ice and Slush." Entries will be judged through a voting process wherein a panel of judges will vote on the plows in each county. There also will be a "Fan Favorite" determined through a Facebook campaign that is open to the general public.
When the contest is over, the blades will be mounted to a plow truck in the areas of the respective school districts.
For more information on the program please contact Robyn Briggs at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-205-6799.
2018 was the inaugural year for District 6 to participate in Paint the Plow. Five Chester County high schools participated in the competition to decorate a PennDOT snow plow to the theme of "Go Slow in the Snow." In late November, PennDOT announced Unionville-Chads Ford High School as the winner with their snowy farm scene submission (pictured left).
Great job to the winners and all of the participating schools!