Students invited to participate in Metra safety contest

Metra is hosting a student art and essay safety contest. The event is open to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, who live in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. This year’s theme of “Safety Is A Choice You Make” emphasizes the importance of being aware of your surroundings and taking responsibility for personal safety when near railroad tracks, platforms and crossings. The deadline to submit entries is Dec. 17.

Winners will receive gift certificates, and the top prize is $500. To view the rules, entry forms and how to submit entries, go to