FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2021
Contact: Juliann Sheldon, Juliann.firstname.lastname@example.org
CATS Selects Three Charlotte Artists to Design 2022 Transit Passes
Charlotte, N.C. – CATS is announcing the winners of its first-ever Transit Pass Design Contest. Three Charlotte artists will have their designs printed on Local, Express and Express Monthly passes for the entire 2022 calendar year.
First Place: Ava Crawford - Local Monthly Pass
Second Place: Maria Senkel - Express Monthly Pass
Third Place: Leandro Manzo - Express Plus Monthly Pass
Earlier this year, community members were asked to submit original artwork with a Charlotte-inspired theme. Winning designs were selected by a panel of artists and transit professionals.
Local art instructor, Eva Crawford, was the contest's first-place winner. She says her submission was inspired by the "energy, support and love" she witnessed during the painting of the Black Lives Matter mural on Tryon Street.
"That moment represented an important and positive shift in our city's desire to embrace necessary change for growth on many levels", noted Crawford.
Learn more about the winning designs at ridetransit.org.