Youth across Multnomah County are invited to design bike lane art for Portland streets this May. Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library are bringing back the Bike to Books Design Contest for its fourth year.

The contest is part of May Bike Month and encourages artistic expression, literacy and active transportation.

Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade students living in Multnomah County can participate by downloading the contest form and design pages at bit.ly/Bikes2BooksContest or by requesting it be mailed to them by filling out the form at surveymonkey.com/r/BiketoBooks. Design pages are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Entries must be the original of artwork of children in the following grade brackets: Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd-6th grades and 7th-12th grades.

Completed designs should be submitted to PBOT at biketobooks@portlandoregon.gov. Scan or take a photo, making sure the image is clear and the highest resolution possible. Make sure to keep the original.

Submissions are being accepted May 1-31 and multiple entries are welcome.

Grand prize winners will have their design installed on a bike lane by PBOT’s striping crews. Additional prizes will be awarded for the second and third place winners in each category.

PBOT and Multnomah County Library will attempt to notify the parents/guardians of winners using the information provided on the entry form by July 31.