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2021 CATS Transit Pass Design Contest


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 Does Charlotte Mean To 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 the contest 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 and group entries will not be accepted.

 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2021. Entries may be emailed to Courtney.schultz@charlottenc.gov or mailed to Charlotte Area Transit System, Attn: Courtney Schultz,

600 East 4th Street, Office 703, 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:

1.       Does the design address the theme and promote multi-modal transportation in Charlotte specific or general terms?

2.       Is the design eye-catching and well-composed?

3.       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 2022

monthly passes as followed: First Place – Local Monthly Pass; Second Place – Express Monthly Pass; and

Third Place– Express Plus Monthly Pass.

Additional prizes will also be awarded along with the design selection, as followed: First Place – Lenovo

Tablet; Second Place - Apple TV; and Third Place - Bluetooth Speaker.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Courtney Schultz at 704-336-6999 or Courtney.schultz@charlottenc.gov. For more information

about CATS services or help trip planning, please call 704-336-7433 or visit www.ridetransit.org.

 

Design Template

 

For the official application, visit here.

For Official contest rules, visit here.