Unleash Your Creativity for a Brighter, Greener Future

The submission period for the MTA Earth Day Art Competition has officially ended.

We're celebrating Earth Day by creating artwork that shows how public transit is helping to create a brighter, greener future.

About the Earth Day Youth Art Competition

Earth Day Youth Art CompetitionMTA invites youth ages 5 to 17 residing in Maryland to create original designs centered around environmental sustainability and the role of public transit in preserving our planet. If your artwork is selected, it will be featured on a limited-edition MTA bus!

Each artist may submit one piece of artwork. Designs must align with the Earth Day theme, focusing on the role public transportation plays in protecting the planet, environmental conservation, and sustainability. Designs may also highlight Maryland’s unique landmarks, ecosystem, or local plants and animals.

Artwork created must be a 2-D drawing, illustration, or painting not to exceed 8.5" wide and 11" tall, submitted electronically as a .jpg or .pdf. Photographs, computer-generated, or computer-enhanced artwork will not be accepted.

Works will be judged based on original design and artistic composition. Submitted artwork must be original and cannot have been previously exhibited.

Make sure you read all the rules on the entry form before you submit.

How to Enter

  • Click the button to submit your artwork in .jpg or .pdf format.
  • Be sure to name your file with your first name, last name, and title of your work. Example: jane-doe-greenearth.jpg.
  • Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Finalists will be selected by Monday, March 25, 2024
  • If your art is selected as a finalist, your original artwork must be mailed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, April 5 to:
    The Maryland Transit Administration
    6 Saint Paul Street, Room 202
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Attn: OCM, Earth Day Art
  • See official rules on the entry form for more information.
  • For inquiries or concerns related to contest submissions, please contact Kelly Nagle at knagle@mdot.maryland.gov.

Public Transportation is a Climate Solution

Learn more about the role public transportation plays in preserving our planet.

Riders waiting at a bus stop
It helps reduce pollution by carrying many people together, producing fewer harmful emissions than individual cars.
It’s cheaper than owning a car, saving money on fuel, parking and maintenance.
Bus with piggy bank and calculator
Bus with piggy bank and calculator
It helped avoid 6 billion gallons of gasoline use in 2018.