Submissions Due July 31 for 2013 Faces of Transportation Competition

Entering its ninth year of competition, the Faces of Transportation photo contest has all new categories that will solicit submissions representing the breadth and depth of transportation across the nation. The contest is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and this year’s theme is “A Snapshot of Transportation in America”. Submissions are due by July 31.

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).

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,” “Opening Communities,” and “Taking the Road Less Traveled.” 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.

Photos should represent the positive effects of transportation on individuals and communities. Examples might include innovation and creativity in the built environment; an inspiring journey taken on America’s roads and byways; a new bridge or bike path 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.

The schedule for this year’s contest is as follows:

Contest open:                          April 15, 2013

Submissions due:                    July 31, 2013

Judging takes place:                August 1-10, 2013

People’s Choice voting:          August 1-31, 2013

Winners announced at the TransComm (Subcommittee on Transportation Communications) annual meeting in Grand Rapids, MI: September 24-27, 2013

Entry forms are available at

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