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General Public and State DOTs Encouraged to <br>Photograph Faces of Transportation for Competition

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Faces of Transportation photo contest is being opened to the general public as well as state transportation departments. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), this year's theme is "Framing the Benefits of Transportation."

AASHTO strongly encourages every submission to prominently feature people designing, constructing, using, and enjoying the transportation system of your state.

Photo categories are "Building the Future," "On the Road," and "Taking a Ride." Photographs should be submitted as a digital file (JPG format, 600 dpi, no dimension restrictions). The competition is open to legal residents of the United States, age 18 and older. Awards will be presented for the best photo in each individual category ($125), for the People's Choice ($500), and for the best overall photo ($500).

Photos should represent the positive effects of transportation on individuals and/or communities. Examples might include innovation and creativity in the built environment; an inspiring journey taken on America's roads and byways; a new bridge that is making commuting times shorter; an interesting way to work, school, or simply running errands; or a repaving of a rural road that employed members of the community.

All photos, regardless of subject, must include a caption that describes the scene. A model release form must accompany each photo submission that features recognizable individuals. Entries that feature people without a model release form will be disqualified.

Submissions are due by July 31. More information on the competition is available at facesoftransportation.org.

4/13/2012
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