Winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the winners of the 2023 Road Safety Student Art Contest. The annual event helps highlight the need for all roadway users to focus on safety.

“The colorful vision and imagination we saw in this year’s art pieces were remarkable,” said FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson in congratulating the winners. “To translate an idea into a meaningful design is challenging, and we’re thrilled to display the final products.”

Each year, students ranging from kindergarten through high school are invited to enter the Road Safety Art Contest and use their artistic skills to raise awareness about how to stay safe on the road, particularly when driving, biking, or walking around large trucks and buses. This year’s Road Safety Student Art Contest received over 200 entries from students across the United States.

The winning artwork of the following 12 students will be displayed in the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, D.C., as well as featured in the 2024 Road Safety Student Art calendar that will be available later this year.

Grades K-2 winners:

  • Grand Prize – Ewan Park, Texas
  • People’s Choice – Manaswin Daripally, North Carolina
  • Honorable Mention – Mazherah Cohen, Florida

Grades 3-5 winners:

  • Grand Prize – Brandon Lee, California
  • People’s Choice– Natalie Ng, Texas
  • Honorable Mention– Noelle Cho, Illinois

Grades 6-8 winners:

  • Grand Prize – Austin Wong, California
  • People’s Choice – Noah Cho, Illinois
  • Honorable Mention – Michelle Jin, New Jersey

Grade 9-12 winners:

Grand Prize – Sanjay Ravishankar, New Jersey
People’s Choice – Christie Bae, Virginia
Honorable Mention – Alex Yoon, Oklahoma

The contest is an initiative under FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety® partnership, which comprises more than 30 governmental, safety, industry, and private organizations. Through this effort, young artists remind all road users about the shared responsibility we all have to keep America’s roadways safe. With fatal crashes on the rise, increasing road safety awareness is a priority for DOT as part of its National Roadway Safety Strategy.

To learn more about the Road Safety Student Art Contest and see high-resolution versions of the winning entries, visit


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mission is to prevent crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving commercial trucks and buses. FMCSA develops safety and regulatory standards for commercial driver’s licenses, analyzes data, sponsor’s research, and promotes enforcement and education. FMCSA partners with nonprofit organizations, local and State governments, and stakeholders to support innovative commercial driver training, safety inspections, and enhanced compliance and enforcement initiatives.