Maryland Transit Administration Launches Earth Day Youth Art Competition


Winning Designs from Youth Ages 5 to 17 to Appear on a Specially Wrapped  Earth Day Bus 

BALTIMORE, MD (February 20, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration is pleased to announce an artwork contest for youth ages five (5) through seventeen (17) to promote environmental awareness in celebration of Earth Day. The winning designs will appear on a special Earth Day bus. Competition guidelines and submission details are available at

“We’re excited to see Maryland’s young talent showcase their creativity and understanding of eco-friendly transportation options,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld.

“Taking transit is a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice Maryland families can make right now,” said Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold. “The Maryland Transit Administration’s Earth Day art competition is a great opportunity for young Marylanders to engage with our transit system and tell their community what Earth Day means to them.”

Youth are invited to submit designs highlighting environmental conservation and the positive aspects of public transportation. Selected designs will appear on a specially wrapped Earth Day bus, promoting eco-friendly transportation choices.

Key Contest Details:

  • Eligibility: Open to all youth ages five (5) through seventeen (17)
  • Theme: Public Transportation is a Climate Solution
  • Submission Deadline: March 8, 2024
  • Submission Process: Details available at

Public transit is an important element in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Maryland Transit Administration has been a leader in putting innovative, sustainable and clean technology to work for its’ riders, including the procurement of clean diesel buses and zero-emission buses.

The Maryland Transit Administration is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States, and operates Local Bus, Commuter Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train Service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. The goal of the Maryland Transit Administration is to provide safe, efficient, reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on X, formerly Twitter @mtamaryland.

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