Santa Barbara MTD’s 6th Annual Youth Art Poster Contest was originally planned to take place this spring at various afterschool programs on the South Coast. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the afterschool programs were shuttered and the contest was put on hold.

The Youth Art Poster Contest has not been erased, though. It is now online and students can participate from the comfort of home.

Students in 1st through 6th grade in Southern Santa Barbara County are invited to participate by drawing or painting original artwork that fits with this year’s theme of Outdoor Adventure Buses.

Contest details, the entry form, and the required artwork template can be found at

Entries are due by July 31 and can be submitted in one of two ways: scanned and emailed to or mailed to MTD at 550 Olive St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

The winning works of art will be featured inside MTD buses for the next year.