Official Contest Rules
CATS Transit Pass Design Contest Official Rules
WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE CONTEST?
Participants will design art to be displayed on a CATS monthly pass promoting public transit in Charlotte. Your art must incorporate the theme of "What Moves You." You may interpret this in any conceptual way that you can visually represent without any text. Some fast facts about Charlotte Area Transit System and the technical guidelines can be found in this application.
WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST?
The contest is open only to legal residents living in North Carolina or South Carolina, who are at least 18 years of age. Submissions must be made by individuals. Group entries will not be accepted.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022. Entries may be emailed to
Larina.Green@charlottenc.gov or mailed to Charlotte Area Transit System, Attn: Larina Green,
600 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC, 28202.
HOW WILL ALL THE ENTRIES BE JUDGED?
Entries will be judged by a committee consisting of transit staff members, City officials and local art professionals. Entries will be ranked to identify a first place winner, second place winner and third place winner. When evaluating the entries, the committee will consider the following:
Does the design address the theme and promote multi-modal transportation in Charlotte in specific or general terms?
Is the design eye-catching and well-composed?
Is text absent from the design?
PRIZES FOR WINNERS
Three individual winners will be selected and announced. The winners' designs will be used on the 2023 monthly passes as follows: First Place – Local Monthly Pass; Second Place – Express Monthly Pass; and Third Place – Express Plus Monthly Pass.
Winners will receive a 2023 monthly pass of their choice, and additional prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place – Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet; Second Place – Amazon Echo Dot speaker; Third Place – Amazon Fire TV Stick.
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