Look Out for MCDOT’s Snowplows Painted By Middle Schoolers This Winter

Courtesy of MCDOT


MCDOT held its second
Paint the Plow Middle School Snowplow Naming Contest this past May, in honor of “Public Works Week.” There were 14 entries from local middle school students with three winners chosen for a first, second and third place cash prize for the school’s art program.

Redland Middle School in Derwood was selected as the first-place winner of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOTs) ‘Paint the Plow’ snowplow naming contest. The winning design emulated the popular Pokémon franchise with the theme “Snowkémon” and the slogan “Gotta Melt It All.”

A team from Westland Middle School in Bethesda was selected as the second-place winner with its decorated snowplow “Plowser,” a play off Mario Brothers. A team from John Poole Middle School of Poolseville was named the third-place winner for its decorated plow “Winter Warrior,” a beautifully painted amime theme.

Teams from 11 MCPS middle schools participated in the contest. Snowplows and paint supplies were delivered by MCDOT to each school and the student teams had four days to name and decorate their snowplows.

The contest was free and was a unique and fun way to introduce middle school students to some of the work done by MCDOT. The decorated snowplows will be part of the MCDOT fleet that will be clearing snow from streets this winter. The contest will run again this spring. Last year’s winners can be seen online hereCourtesy of MCDOT

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