CATS Launches Transit Pass Design Contest

Logan Lover
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CATS Launches Transit Pass Design Contest

Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) launches its Transit Pass Design Contest today, asking North and South Carolina residents to submit original artwork with the theme: What Moves You? Three winners will be selected to have their artwork printed on Local, Express and Express Plus passes for the 2023 calendar year. 

Entries are due to CATS by Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m. and will be judged by a committee consisting of transit staff members, city officials and local art professionals. Entries will be ranked to identify first, second and third place winners based on the following criteria:
1.         Does the design address the theme and promote multi-modal transportation in Charlotte in specific or general terms?
2.         Is the design eye-catching and well-composed?
3.         Is text absent from the design?

In addition to having their artwork printed on 2023 transit passes, each winner will receive a monthly transit pass of their choice and a prize. First place will receive an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, second place will receive an Amazon Echo Dot speaker and third place will receive an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

To download an application form and view technical guidelines and contest rules, visit 2022 CATS Transit Pass Design Contest

Interested participants may learn more at or by calling CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).