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Competition Ideas

Many of the JRSOs have had fantastic competition ideas. To give you some ideas we have featured their work here for you to look at. Keep checking for updates and contact your local JRSO if you want to submit your own competition ideas.

St Stephen's - Design an Outfit

North Lanarkshire
20 May 2014

The citizenship group came up with the idea of designing the ideal outfit to wear in winter, allowing drivers to see them in the dark mornings and nights.

JRSO Slogan Competition

North Lanarkshire
07 Apr 2014

This years Slogan Competition was a great success with more than 200 entries being received.  The focus was on raising awareness of being safe when travelling in the car.

The winning entry came from Declan O'Brien, a P5 pupil from St Edward's Primary School in Airdrie  - "If you travel near or far, use your seatbelt in the car.”  This highlights the importance of using seatbelts.  No matter how short the car journey may be, people should ALWAYS remember to wear their seatbelts. The risk of a fatal injury is reduced by 50% when you wear a seatbelt.

Second place went to Nicole Watson from Muir Street Primary School in Motherwell with “Haud yer weesht an’ gie the driver some peace” and Cian Dickson from St Aloysius’ Primary School in Airdrie came third with “Don’t be quick 2 go 4A drive, pull and click to stay alive”.

Well done to our winners and everyone who entered the competition.  Judging wasn't easy as there were many good slogans.

Thank you to all JRSO's for promoting the competition.  Keep up the good work 

Calendar Competition

South Ayrshire
22 Mar 2013

Muirhead Primary Troon

Our JRSO were busy promoting and organising a calendar competition in conjunction with the Road Safety team in Ayr and South Ayrshire Council. The theme was "Parking at our School". The competition required children to draw a picture promoting safe parking. Our JRSO’s prepared a speech which they presented to all the classes to let all pupils and staff know what was involved. They then gave each pupil an entry form on which to complete their design as well as a letter explaining to parents what was involved. They selected the three best entries, and gave out prizes. One of our entries was chosen by the local council to be made into their calendar and distributed to all council offices. The JRSO had their photograph taken along with the entry winner and local councillors and this was put in the local press.

Inverarity's bus safety competition

13 Feb 2013

Our school is in the country and lots of pupils travel by bus so we thought it would be a good idea to do a competition about bus safety. We printed off pictures of buses and asked pupils from the lower school to colour them in and draw people in the bus. The upper school had to draw their friends on the bus then write down the rules of being safe on the bus.

Highland Floor Game Competition

11 Jan 2012


Competition: We would like you to get your thinking caps on and design a Road Safety Floor Game!

It can be any type of floor game you wish, but it must centre around Road Safety and Travelling to School. Just think of it as a giant board game! You will need to include instructions for your game, but the game should be a simple as possible!


Prize: The Winner will get their design made into an actual floor game! 4 full sized games will be produced so that your school can keep one, and the others can be lent out for other schools to use within Highland.


Rules: Entries must be designed on a piece of square paper, size 30cm x 30cm. The name of your school must clearly be written on the back.


If you wish to include any characters, they must be hand drawn.

Entries must be in by Friday 27th January 2012.

This competition is only open to schools in the Highland region.


Please send your entries to:
JRSO Competition, Ardross House, 3 Ardross Terrace, Inverness, IV3 5NQ


UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

Road Safety Scotland
28 Mar 2011


We have big plans on how Scotland’s JRSOs can make a real contribution to the United Nations’ goal:

“ stabilise and then reduce road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities at national, regional and local levels.”


Q: How are we going to do this?

A: Well, the first thing we are doing is planning a Scottish event for May 11 2011 and we want the JRSOs from 10 JRSO schools there to represent all of Scotland’s JRSOs.


Q: OK, sounds good but how do we decide who these 10 schools are going to be?

A: Run a simple poster competition on the JRSO website


Q. What is the competition?

A: The competition is to design a poster that we can use to promote the UN Decade of Action activity in Scotland. We’re very lucky because we’ll have 10 posters we can use!

You can submit either an A4 or A3 size poster in a portrait or landscape format. Make your poster A4 size if you are planning to scan it in and have an A4 scanner. If you have a bigger scanner or if you are going to send in a photograph of your poster then you can make it A3 size.

Upload your submission to the POSTERS category on the Uploads page in the Members Only section. Remember to make sure you clearly mark your submission UN POSTER COMPETITION 2011 in the 'title' box. Also remember to add your names, school and write a description about your poster in the 'description' box. 


Q: Where can JRSOs get some information to help them design a poster?

A: There’s a lot of information online - here are some useful links:


Here’s a quick summary:

10 reasons +10 years = Decade of Action

Ten reasons to act on road deaths:

1. 1.3 million are killed on the world’s roads each year

2. Road crashes kill more people than malaria

3. 50 million people are injured, many disabled as a result

4. 90% of these casualties occur in developing countries

5. Annual deaths are forecast to rise to 1.9 million by 2020

6. It is the No.1 cause of death fro young people worldwide

7. By 2015 it will be the leading health burden for children over the age of five in developing countries

8. The economic cost to developing countries is at least $100 billion a year

9. Injuries place immense burdens on hospitals and health systems

10. Road crashes are preventable


Q: What’s the deadline for submitting entries?

A: Entries should be posted on the site by 11am,Thursday 5 May


Q: When will the 10 schools be announced?

A: Road Safety Scotland will contact the schools personally on the afternoon of Thursday 5 May and the results will also be posted on the website.


Q: What will happen to all the other entries?

A: All the entries will be uploaded to the website. We know that JRSOs will put a lot of effort into this competition, so all these wonderful posters will be on the JRSO site for everyone to see.


Q: What’s the prize?

A: The prize is attendance at the Scottish launch event on May 11. The 10 winning designs will also be framed and given to the schools. You never know, there may be other little goodies too!


Q: What’s going to happen after 11 May?

A: Keep your eyes on the site… you’ll soon find out!


Road Safety Scotland's Christmas E-card

Road Safety Scotland
10 Aug 2010

Congratulations to St Stephen's Primary in Dalmuir who won the Animation Competition for Road Safety Scotland's Christmas E-card.

Well done to everyone else who took part – the entries were imaginative and creative. Keep checking back on the site as we will be featuring some of the other submissions.

Click here to see the winning entry.

Always check out the Fun Zone for future competitions. You could win!

Other great entries were from:

Barassie Primary in South Ayrshire

Carleith Primary in West Dunbartonshire

Closeburn Primary in Dumfries and Galloway

Kilbowie Primary in West Dunbartonshire

Langlands Primary in Forfar

Loretto Primary in Midlothian

Mouswald School in Dumfries and Galloway

Palnackie Primary in Dumfries and Galloway

St Bridget's Primary in North Lanarkshire

St Hilda's Primary in East Kilbride

West Coats Primary in South Lanarkshire

New Lollipop Sign

Aberdeen City
26 Oct 2009

P1-7 were invited to design a new lollipop for school crossing patrol 

(lollipop men and women).

Spring Road Safety Competitions

North Lanarkshire

Kilsyth Primary school recently held a competition for the whole school on different aspects of road safety. There were four competitions throughout the school with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each competition. The competitions were Keeping safe in Traffic, Green Cross Code, Walk to School and Twenty's Plenty. We had a large number of entries for each of the competitions and the JRSO's had a difficult job choosing the winners!

Design a new Road Safety Character

Perth and Kinross

Our Road Safety helper drew an outline of a boy and a girl and we ran a competition to design a new Road Safety Character -we asked that they made the new characters clothes bright and safe.

We will be using the winning designs on our next notice board.