MTI Photography Contest

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Monday, March 1, 2021 to Monday, May 3, 2021

The Mineta Transportation Institute’s Photography Contest is extended to all who take an interest in photography. Students enrolled in a college or high school photography program/class are highly encouraged to participate. MTI embraces diverse submissions and photographers to amplify the convergence of all voices.

2021 Theme:

  • Ground transportation with an emphasis on safety by diverse groups ranging in age, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, bicycling, micro-mobility, pedestrian access, public transit, etc. Safe transit practices should be observed in the images (i.e. helmets for bicyclists, e-scooters in bike lanes, etc.) 

Entry Period:

  • March 1st, 2021- May 3rd, 2021 at 11:59pm PST Entry Period:

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entry is limited to original works for which the entrant holds all applicable rights 
  • Image data files created with any device capable of taking still images, including smartphones and digital still cameras are accepted
  • Images that have been retouched by using camera apps, photo editing apps, and other such software are accepted
  • One entry/ portfolio submission per participant
  • Color and monochrome images are accepted
  • 800-1200 pixels or 5MB

Important Dates:

  • Winners will be chosen and announced via social media and email on May 13th, 2021 

Prize Winners:

  • (1st Place)  - $500 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.
  • (2nd Place) - $250 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.
  • (3rd Place)  - $100 and featured on MTI's website, social media, and MTI's annual banquet slide show.

Copyrights and Usage Rights: 

By entering this contest, you understand and agree that Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), anyone acting on behalf of MTI and MTI's licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. 


*Gmail account required for entry per SJSU cybersecurity protocols 
*To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, be sure to wear a mask, socially distance, and avoid touching unnecessary surfaces. 

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