Picture contest focuses on decaying infrastructure in U.S.
Entrants who submit a photo can win a $250 cash prize in the Picture a Better America Photo Contest. The contest aims to drive home to elected officials the reality of America’s crumbling infrastructure and showcase workers that build and maintain it.
The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign initiated the contest to demonstrate the urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. “For nearly two years, Congress has failed to invest your tax dollars in infrastructure projects that will create meaningful jobs, make our roads safer, and make America more competitive in the global economy,” say contest organizers.
The contest has four theme categories. Contestants can submit different photos in the four categories, with a limit of one per category. A guest panel of judges will determine winners. The photo submission deadline is July 15, 2011. One winner in each category will be selected in August and will receive a $250 cash prize. View the contest terms and conditions.
“We’re calling on all Americans to send in their photos to the Picture a Better America Photo Contest. 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,” said AEM President Dennis Slater in a press release.
AEM is a North American-based international trade group that provides business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry worldwide. AEM membership includes 800 companies and 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.