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  • Snow Plow Mural Graphics Design and Art Program

    Snow Plow Mural Graphics Design and Art Program

    About the Snow Plow Mural Graphic Design and Art Program

    The Department of Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Art Office, in partnership with various departments within the Division of Supporting Services, brought back the Snow Plow Design Competition for the 2019-20 school year. Murals are designed by Computer Graphics students and painted onto snow plow blades by Studio Art students. Designs include logos, instructional programs, sports, teamwork, diversity or seasonal themes. Paint materials are provided and delivered to each school by the Paint Shop, and schools receive a 10-foot by 3-foot snow plow like the one below:

    Blank snow plow

    An adjudication team of administrators and central office staff selects the top three murals, showcases them on the PGCPS website, and promote them to the public and media. Murals are judged on their originality, positive message, school spirit, imagination, and color coordination on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). PGCPS uses the painted plow blades to remove snow from driveways and parking lots at schools and offices. 

    2019 Winners and Participating High Schools

    Eleanor Roosevelt – 1st Place

    International High School at Largo – 2nd Place

    DuVal – 3rd Place

    Oxon Hill – Honorable Mention

    Parkdale – Honorable Mention

    Charles H. Flowers


    Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr.

    Frederick Douglass







    For more information, please contact Walter W. Ware, Management Analyst, at or (240)-695-2662.

    PGCPS - Snow Plow Mural Program Administrative Support Team  

     PGCPS Admin team
    (Mark Fossett - Associate Superintendent Division of Supporting Services; Samuel Stefanelli - Director Department of Building Services; Max A. Pugh Jr. - Web Services Supervisor, Office of Communications; Walter Ware - Management Analyst; Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead - Instructional Supervisor, Visual Arts; Daniel Boone - Building Services Paint Shop Foreman; Jerome Brooks - Building Services Grounds Shop Foreman; Jemil Miller - Visual Arts Resource Teacher; John White - Public Information Officer; Lee Gibbs - Vocal Music Teacher at Greenbelt ES)

    2018-2019 Snow Plow Mural Contest


    Media From Previous Snow Plow Mural Contests

    Snow Plow Contest Photo Archive

    DuVal HS

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    Past Award Winners


    High School Competition

    1st Place – Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
    2nd Place – Northwestern High School

    Middle School Competition
    1st Place – Samuel Ogle Middle School
    2nd Place – William Wirt Middle School

    Other schools taking part in this year’s competition were: Charles H. Flowers HS, Drew-Freeman MS, Fairmont Heights HS, Frederick Douglass HS, G. James Gholson MS, Imagine Lincoln Public Charter, John Hanson French Immersion, Largo HS, Oxon Hill HS, Parkdale HS, Thomas G. Pullen Creative & Performing Arts School, Thurgood Marshall MS, and William Hall Academy.

    Past Board Awards Videos: