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​​​​​​​​Paint the Plow

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The Paint the Plow Program is a way for PennDOT and local communities to cultivate public awareness and promote winter driving safety on state roadways.

This year, participating high school students will have a chance to demonstrate their creativity by designing and creating original artwork on a snowplow that showcases the 2024 theme:​

Use Your Reason When It’s Freezin’ 

All schools are encouraged to participate in the Paint the Plow program. It is a way for schools and PennDOT to partner to let students' creativity bring awareness to the important work plows do during the winter months. 

Here are some examples of plows painted through the 2023 program​. 

Judging and Voting

Plows are judged on creativity and ability to incorporate the designated safety message/theme. 

Additionally, during a designated voting period, the public has the opportunity to select a "Fan Favorite" winner. This is done through an online voting system and is scheduled for December. Participating schools will be provided with the link and information will be posted on PennDOT's social media channels. 

Winners will be announced locally, often through a press release and email to the schools, and may also be announced on social media.  ​

Applications and Guidelines 

Application (P​DF).

Guidelines (PDF).

Please reference the table below to find the appropriate contact for your region. While all PennDOT Districts follow the same guidelines, application deadlines vary based on the needs of the maintenance crews in that area. Please contact the Paint the Plow coordinator in your county about deadlines for applying, delivery, and completion/return. ​​






​Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren

​Saxon Daugherty - 



​Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter

​Steve Harmic -​​​​



Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union

​While this area does not offer Paint the Plow, you can contact Kim Smith at for other collaboration opportunities. 



​Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

Elizabeth Fabri -



​Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill

​Sean Brown -



​Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia

While this area does not offer Paint the Plow, you can contact Krys Johnson at for other collaboration opportunities. 



​Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York

While this area does not offer Paint the Plow, you can contact Fritzi Schreffler at for other collaboration opportunities.



​Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset

​Monica Owens -



​Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson

​Tina Gibbs - 



​Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

​Yasmeen Manyisha - 



​Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland

​Emily Swecker​ -​




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