Paint A Plow Program

In an effort to make the public more aware of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in eastern Ohio and to promote public safety, District 11 is extending an already successful, creative community outreach program with schools in other parts of the state to this region called, “Paint a Plow.”


The paintings must be tasteful, non-partisan, non-political, and can be aimed at promoting safety, a school district (class, mascot, sports teams, clubs, etc.), or display a winter theme. Each school may use its own judgment on the design and selection of students; some schools have stuck with their senior art students, others have used it as a project for their kindergarten classes. 

 ODOT would like to deliver the plow blades to be painted in September. Schools are expected to have the blades for about three weeks. ODOT will then pick up the completed blades and return them to each respective county where a multi-person panel will select the winners. 


The winning blade from each of District 11’s seven counties (Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas) will be featured and displayed at each county’s Winter Readiness Event with the local media in the fall. In addition, blades may be featured in local Christmas parades, and all seven winning blades will be featured in a Facebook contest for the public to vote and determine our district’s best blade.


We believe this will be an amazing opportunity to promote the creative talent of our area students, a terrific learning experience, and will help make the traveling public more aware of ODOT.


ODOT cannot provide financial support for supplies or travel expenses connected with this program.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amanda Phillips at 330-308-3906 or by e-mail at