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IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             
Contact:  Jean Leier (704) 432-0496

CATS IS LOOKING FOR YOUR BEST PHOTO

Charlotte, N.C., April 18, 2011 - Think you have what it takes to win a photo contest?  If so, it’s time to take out your camera and hop aboard public transit for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) 2011 “Picture This” photography contest.  CATS is looking for photos that cover a wide range of transit services. Pictures should depict the value and benefits of riding public transportation. The 2011 CATS' “Picture This” photography contest begins today, April 18, 2011, and ends on April 30, 2011 at noon Eastern Time (EST).  All entries must be received via email at ridetransit.org.
 
Up to 50 of the best photos received will be posted for the public to vote on by May 6, 2011.  The 10 photos that receive the most votes will be featured on CATS transit passes for 2012.  Of the 10 winners, the photo with the most votes overall will have their photo featured on the front of a LYNX ticket vending machine (TVM) ticket.   The remaining nine grand prize winners will have their photo featured on the nine pass types with the highest sales for FY11.  The 10 grand prize winners will each receive 12 monthly CATS transit passes for 2012.  
 
Remember that safety is foremost when out taking your pictures for the contest.  At no time should participants distract the bus or train operator, put other transit customers in danger or stand on or near train tracks when taking photos. 
 
For a complete list of terms and conditions and to submit your entry, go to ridetransit.org and click on the “Picture This” photography contest web banner.