The deadline for entries for this year’s schools ‘design a road safety banner’ competition has been extended until October 18 to give children aged four to 11 longer to get creative.

Recognition Express has again teamed up with road safety charity BRAKE to run the ‘design a road safety banner’ competition.

Winning designs based around this year’s theme of ‘No need to speed’ will be reproduced onto high quality, full size banners for display at the child’s school during Road Safety Week (November 16-22).

This year, you can email or upload entries online in addition to entering by post.

Chris Masters, managing director of Recognition Express, said: “The Covid pandemic has turned everything on its head this year and school children are one of the groups most affected.

“Our design a road safety banner competition has become a fixture in the calendar of many local schools and we have been hoping against hope that schools would be allowed to go back for the autumn term and take part.

“We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year. I hope that our competition will help restore a sense of normality for the children this term and look forward to seeing more entries than ever before.”

For full details and to download the entry form visit