Student artwork sought for the 22nd Annual TARC Design-A-Bus contest


The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) and the Louisville Orchestra are partnering for the 22nd annual Design-A-Bus contest.

The contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school students in Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt counties in Kentucky.

This year’s theme is “Music In Motion.” Artists are encouraged to think about the role music plays in their everyday lives or how it inspires them to achieve a personal goal, such as learning to play an instrument, playing a sport or serving their community.

Twelve winners and their guests will be invited to ride on the TARC bus featuring the winning artwork in the 2022 Pegasus Parade. These aspiring artists will have their designs displayed on a TARC bus for the rest of 2022.

Entry Guidelines:

  • Entries should be in crayon, marker or paint.
  • Entries must be done on white paper measuring 11 inches by 17 inches or created digitally with the same dimensions and submitted as a JPEG or PDF file.
  • Entries must be produced by students only.

Submissions will be judged on visual appeal, creativity, originality and message. The deadline to submit is Feb. 12.

To participate in the Design-a-Bus contest, submit your entry online.