road safety week

Design a Road Safety Banner Competition!

Recognition Express, the UK’s leading supplier of promotional products and corporate merchandise, has teamed up with Brake for the fifth year running to help promote Road Safety Week 2013 to schools across the UK.

We are inviting pupils aged 4-11 from your school to enter this competition by creating a banner design to help raise awareness about road safety.


There will be twelve prize-winners across the country, each of whom will have a large-scale banner featuring their design printed for display outside their school during Road Safety Week (18-24 November) to raise awareness about the importance of driving slowly.

In addition, winning schools will receive 300 high-visibility drawstring bags and the pupil behind the winning design will receive a special personalised award.

"A valuable initiative"

"Road Safety Week is a community event, so we are always thrilled when businesses take part,” said Joe Burns, Corporate Fundraiser at Brake. “Recognition Express’ banner design competition offers a fun way for schools to get involved and share important road safety messages with their pupils and the wider community. We encourage schools across the country to take part and use the opportunity to plan lessons and activities surrounding Road Safety Week.”

Nigel Toplis, Managing Director, Recognition Express says: “The road safety competition has become an important part of our calendar – the whole business gets behind it. I am sure pupils will have a lot of fun designing banners to communicate this very important message and we look forward to seeing the entries."

It’s easy to enter!

To get involved simply download the attached double-sided leaflet HERE where you will find a design template which can be photocopied and completed for each design entry. Entries should then be posted to the address provided by the closing date of Friday 18th October 2013.

Design themes…

Why not incorporate this year’s official Road Safety Week theme: “TUNE IN to road safety” into your design? Or one of the following: “Kids say slow down”, “20 is plenty”, “Leave sooner, driver slower” – with the emphasis on getting drivers to slow down outside of schools.


We are looking for bold, eye catching designs. Remember your road safety banner could be displayed outside school premises, so make sure it attracts attention!

Free annual membership to Brake for each participating school:

This includes a Road Safety Week e-action pack with downloadable posters and tips on activities that schools can run, as well as on-going news bulletins on other Brake initiatives and campaigns.

Please note that the deadline for sending entries is Friday 18th October 2013.

Winners will be announced prior to Road Safety Week which takes place 18-24 November 2013.

Good luck!

For more information on how schools, companies and individuals can get involved in Road Safety Week visit for lots of information and ideas.