Road Safety Banner Competition 2021


For the 13th year running Recognition Express is proud to be teaming up with the national road safety charity Brake to help promote Road Safety Week 2021 to primary schools across the UK.

We’ve all heard of a superhero, clapped for an NHS hero, but what about road safety heroes? The UK is full of them, which is why schools in the area are being invited to celebrate the heroic work of road safety professionals as part of Road Safety Week 2021 (15th-21st November 2021).

The Road Safety Banner Competition invites pupils aged 4-11 to enter this competition by creating a banner design to help raise awareness about road safety week.

Designs based around this year’s theme of ‘Road Safety Heroes’ are invited from children aged four to 11 and the winning design will be reproduced onto high quality, full-size banners for display at the child’s school during Road Safety Week. In addition, the budding designer will also receive a special personalised trophy to mark their achievement.

To get involved simply download our online entry form here where you will find a design template on the reverse which can be photocopied and completed for each design entry. Entries should then be either uploaded to the form below, emailed to [email protected] or posted to the address provided by the closing date of Sunday 10th October 2021.

Design themes…

This 2021 official Road Safety Week theme is “Road Safety Heroes” which gives your budding artists plenty of scope to come up with a great design.

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.

How to enter – online, email or by post

To get involved simply download our online entry form here where you will find a design template on the reverse which can be printed and completed for each design entry.

Please note that the deadline for sending entries has been extended to Sunday 10th October 2021.

Download Entry Form

Completed entry forms can EITHER be uploaded via our online form below, emailed to [email protected]  OR all posted in one envelope with a compliment slip to :Road Safety Week Competition 2021, Recognition Express Limited, Unit 2 Cartwright Court, Forest Business Park, Bardon, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 1UE

If entering online please keep the original design so we can use this if you win. 

  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    Please upload as a PNG, JPG or PDF if possible.

Important Campaign

Chris Masters, managing director of Recognition Express said: “Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote road safety awareness during the week and beyond and it is a privilege to be involved. Our competition is a fantastic opportunity to engage primary school children and help establish good road safety sense for years to come.

“Our design a road safety banner competition has become a fixture in the calendar of many local schools. We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year and look forward to seeing more entries than ever before.”

Everyone can be a road safety hero. Road Safety Week 2021 celebrates the professionals who are working to make roads safer for everyone. From designing safer roads, to caring for people after a crash and enables everyone who uses roads to understand how they can take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.

Katie Shephard, spokesperson for Brake, says: “Brake is delighted to partner with Recognition Express for the 13th year running to support their banner competition.  Road Safety Week is an important week in our calendar to engage people with the topic of road safety and this year we’re thrilled to celebrate road safety heroes working to keep our roads safe.  We look forward to seeing the creative banners designed by children to promote this important message.”

Previous Winners

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T&Cs of the competition

Please note that the deadline for sending entries is Sunday 10th October 2021.

Winners will be announced prior to Road Safety Week which takes place 15th-21st November 2021.

Winning schools and pupils who submit designs may be asked to participate in local publicity. Please make sure a parent or guardian signs the form of the child on the reverse.

There will be a maximum of twelve prize prize-winners.