Paint the Plow
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 2023 theme
Seat Belts are Always in Season.
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
2022 program in the District 9 area.
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 to be held connections Winter Driving Safety Awareness Week in January. 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
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 cooridinator in your county about deadlines for applying, delivery, and completion/return.
Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren
Saxon Daugherty - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Potter
Tim Nebgen - email@example.com
Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union
While this area does not offer Paint the Plow, you can contact Kim Smith at
firstname.lastname@example.org for other collaboration opportunities.
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Jessica Ruddy - email@example.com
Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill
Sean Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
Krys Johnson - email@example.com
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York
Fritzi Schreffler - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset
Monica Owens - email@example.com
Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson
Tina Gibbs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence
Yasmeen Manyisha - email@example.com
Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
Melissa Maczko - firstname.lastname@example.org.