High school students can ‘Paint the Plow’

The Indiana Department of Transportation is launching a program for high school art students in its Southeast District designed to inspire creativity and promote safe driving during wintertime weather events.  

Paint The Plow challenges student artists to conceive and execute graphic treatments reflecting school spirit- or artwork calling attention to INDOT snow operations.

INDOT will provide the thousand-pound snow plow blades. Student artists will create masterpieces painted on 12’ foot by 4 foot pre-primed metal.  

The plow blades will be on exhibit at community events this summer and fall, then put into use on snow routes near participating schools next winter.

Paint The Plow is open to all high schools within INDOT Southeast District boundaries.

Counties include Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Owen, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland and Washington.

High school art teachers within the district received information and application forms. Teachers who have not receivied Paint The Plow information and applications should email: SEcommunications@indot.in.gov, or call Harry Maginity at 1-317-468-3190.