Tell us your "First Ride" story for a chance to win limited edition, autographed poster set


Tell us your "First Ride" story for a chance to win limited edition, autographed poster set

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A new series of art posters created by Bay Area illustrator Josh Ellingson started appearing in BART stations this August. These charming works celebrate the creative imaginations of our youngest riders on their "First Ride."  We are looking for stories about first trips on BART to share with fellow riders on the BART website -- whether it's the story of your own trip, of taking a child on their first BART ride, or of introducing a relative or visitor to the Bay Area on BART.

All you need to do is tell us your story in 200 words or fewer by midnight October 15, 2010, making sure to complete all the details in the application form below. One story will be chosen for publication on the BART website by a BART selection committee. The author of the selected work will receive a set of all three posters autographed by Josh Ellingson.

Enter today for a chance to win your very own set of Josh Ellingson’s BART posters.

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  One story entry per person.  All entries must be received by online form or by postmarked mail by October 15th, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Pacific Time. (mail to "First Ride," Attention: BART Communications Department, 300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA 94612).  Winner will be chosen by a BART Story Selection Committee. Need not be present to win.  Winner will be notified by telephone or email.  If winner does not respond within seven days, an alternate winner will be selected.  BART employees and their families are not eligible to enter. Prize is non-transferable, not exchangeable, and cannot be substituted for cash. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. In case of minors, prize must be accepted by parent or legal guardian. Prize winner must meet all eligibility requirements. Awarding of prize subject to entrant verification. Prize consists of three (3) 36" x 24" 4-color BART Transit Posters autographed by Illustrator/Creator Josh Ellingson, which will be sent to the winner. Winner must agree to have their story and name appear online on BART websites and in print at BART's discretion.  BART is not responsible for any lost, stolen, misdirected or damaged mail. Prizes lost or damaged in mailing will not be replaced.