The EDAWN Non-Profit Foundation and Washoe County School District (WCSD) recently announced the winners of the “Design a Taxi-Top” competition in northern Nevada. Winning schools were McQueen and North Valleys High Schools, and Nancy Gomes Elementary School and Mount Rose K-8 School of Languages.
Each winning school received a check for $1,000 from the EDAWN Foundation to go towards classroom art supplies. The winning designs will also be displayed on a taxi top for the next year. The winning taxi-top designs were unveiled on taxis parked curbside at the WCSD administration building.
- First place winning entry depicts the snow-capped mountains and displays “LOVE RENO”. This design incorporated a golden Nevada sunset and depictions of local mountains.
- Second and third place winning entries highlighted the many events the region has to offer, from Hot August Nights to the Reno Championship Air Races.
- The first place winning entry theme, “Nevada,” conveys great colors and use of distinctive Nevada imagery. This entry was created with a spectrum of crayon colors.
- The second place winner hosts a beautiful depiction of area mountains and sky with “BELIEVE” in large letters atop the mountains.
Washoe County School District’s K-12 students showcased designs aimed at improving the image of the community as “A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play.”
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.