Art In Transit


Inaugural Art Bus Contest


WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE DESIGN CONTEST?
Participants will design a bus wrap (covering an entire 40 foot bus) promoting public transit in 
Charlotte. Your design must incorporate the theme of “movement.” You may interpret this in any 
conceptual way that you can visually represent, and original text may be included. Some fast facts 
about the Charlotte Area Transit System can be found on page 2, and please read the technical 
guidelines on page 3.


WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST?
The contest is open to high school and college students who are enrolled during the 2019-2020 
school year. High school and college level entries will be judged separately. Submissions must be 
made by individual students. Classes or other student group entries will not be accepted.


WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020. Entries may be emailed to 
clange@charlottenc.gov or mailed/dropped off at Charlotte Area Transit System, Attn: Chris Lange, 
600 East 4th Street, 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. High school and college entries will be judged separately, so there will 
be two (2) winners.  When evaluating the entries, the committee will consider the following:

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

2. Is the design eye catching and well composed?

3. If text is used, are the words legible and memorable?

ARE THERE ANY PRIZES?
A high school winner and a college winner will be announced in April 2020. The winners’ designs 
will be used to wrap two 40’ CATS Buses, one for the high school winner and one for the college 
winner. The wraps will remain on the vehicles for one year. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 
scholarship.


QUESTIONS?
Contact Chris Lange at 704-432-2391 or clange@charlottenc.gov. For more information about transit
or for help trip planning, call 704-336-RIDE or visit www.ridetransit.org.



For the official application, visit here.

For Official contest rules, visit here.