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Fort Scott, KS - Payton Bowling, 7, is one of the three winners from the Southeast Kansas Region in the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and other safety/transportation organizations.

Payton will receive his prizes of a bicycle and helmet during a special presentation scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Fort Scott. The school is located at 316 W. 10th Street.

In addition to being selected as a regional winner, Payton's poster was also judged as the statewide winner in the division for kids ages 5 through 7. His statewide prizes include a family package to the Great Wolf Lodge and a $50 Dillions gift card.

(10/1)  Seven-year-old Payton Bowling of Fort Scott, 10-year-old Abigail Balson of Coffeyville and 11-year-old Avah Shacklett of Burlington are the southeast Kansas winners in the 2014 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest.

Each kid will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. The prizes will be presented by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol at the students' schools.

Bowling is also a statewide poster contest winner in 5-7 year age category. He will receive a family package from the Great Wolf Lodge water park in Kansas City, Kan., and also a $50 gift card from Dillon's of Kansas.

A total of 1,344 kids across Kansas ages 5 to 13 took the time to think about safety and participated in the contest. Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.

For more information, go to www.ksdot.org and click on the Poster/Traffic Safety information slide.

(8/25) Topeka, KS - If you're a Kansas kid age 5-13, you could win some great prizes in the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest! Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City and $50 gift cards from Dillon's of Kansas.

Also, 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.

The deadline to enter the contest is less than a month away. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 19, and should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW 6th Street, Topeka, KS, 66606. On the back of the 8 ½ by 11-inch paper entry must be the child's full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent's name; and contact phone number. For more information, go to KDOT's website by clicking here.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce traffic fatalities.

Below are the Kansas kids who have won the contest in the past three years:

2013 Poster Contest Winners

Northeast Kansas – Laura Edelman, Sabetha; Reagan de Koning, Axtell; Heather Kahler, Meriden

North Central Kansas – Jada Eilert, Jewell; Ava Brunsell, McPherson; Hannah Wuertz, McPherson

Northwest Kansas – Dashiell Brown, Quinter; Jessica Schroeder, Victoria; Kallie Leiker, Hays

Southeast Kansas – Tucker Leck, Neodesha; Shelby Jones, Ottawa; Riley Brown, Humboldt

South Central Kansas – Chevy DeBusk, Haven; Kendall Schoenhals, Haven; Blaire Haley, Arkansas City

Southwest Kansas - Bristin Buttry, Plains; Bailey Scoggin, Garden City; Peter Hall, Garden City

2012 Poster Contest Winners

Northeast Kansas - Cresinda Bandel, Oskaloosa; Addison Mae Gehrt

Westmoreland; Jacque Stroud, Topeka

North Central Kansas - Kady Toole, Washington; Leah Feldman, Gypsum; Eleanor Wiles, Gypsum

Northwest Kansas - Hayden Gottstine, Logan; Haylee Tien, Logan

Southeast Kansas - Kasey Paige Smith, Cherryvale; Anna Ecoff, Parsons; Riley Brown, Humboldt

South Central Kansas - Von Woleslagel, Hutchinson; Lauren Mason, Benton; Heather Woleslagel, Hutchinson

Southwest Kansas - Serra Clarke, Jetmore; Carson Linenberger, Garden City; Clara Jackson, Garden City

2011 Poster Contest Winners

Northeast Kansas - Sierra de Koning, Axtell; Reagan de Koning, Axtell; Neeharika Kothapalli, Overland Park

North Central Kansas - Elijah Schmidt, Junction City; Breckyn Martens, McPherson; Zoey Rankin, Ottawa

Northwest Kansas - Aaron Moore, Oakley; Indigo Guise, WaKeeney; Donnovan Schroeder, Herndon

Southeast Kansas - Abigail Balson, Coffeyville; Macie Ables, Fredonia; Nathan Cunningham, Iola

South Central Kansas - Heath David Moeckel, Plevna; Britton Maclaughlin, Arkansas City; Jack Kelly Lynch, Wichita

Southwest Kansas - Emmi Lott, Rolla; Emily Allen, Garden City; John Dohogne, Garden City

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