‘I make America’ launches infrastructure photo contest
If a photo says a thousand words, then the Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is hoping to write volumes on the state of America’s infrastructure with its “Picture a Better America” photo contest, part of its I Make America campaign. The contest and the I Make America campaign aim to push Congress to pass a fully funded six-year highway bill by Sept. 30.
From April 28 through July 15, recreational and professional photographers can visit www.IMakeAmerica.com/photocontest to enter photos in four thematic categories:
One Bumpy Ride: Photos of decaying bridges or roadways.
When We Work, Things Work: Photos of job sites.
America Grows Here: Photos of the nation’s farms.
Our Many Faces: Pictures of the contestant, a family member, a neighbor or a colleague at work
One winner in each category will be selected by a guest panel of judges, and the winners will be announced on the contest’s website in August. Each category winner will receive a $250 cash prize.
AEM encourages contestants to share their photos on their personal Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts, and to browse other photo submissions. “We need to show our elected officials that our roads, bridges and highways are crumbling and America needs Congress to pass a fully funded highway investment bill this year,” AEM President Dennis Slater said in a statement. “The time is now for Congress to invest taxpayer dollars in projects that will create meaningful jobs and will make our roads safer.”
Learn more about or enter the “Picture a Better America” photo contest.