Photo taken by: Pete Sprague

Each week, CDL Life posts its weekly Reader Rig Review, featuring photography submitted by you. We are continually amazed at the beauty and quality of the photography you submit.  We encourage you to use those skills in the “Faces of Transportation” contest.

This week, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced that their yearly “Faces of Transportation” photo contest will be open to the general public for submissions, for the first time in 8 years.

“This marks the 8th consecutive year for our national competition,” says Lloyd Brown, AASHO director of communications. “We thought it would be a good time to give the general public an opportunity to participate and show us some faces that tough their lives through transportation, in communities big and small across  the country.”

This year’s photo contest theme is “Faming the Benefits of Transportation.” Photos can be submitted into thee categories:

-“Building the Future”

-“On the Road”

-“Taking a Ride”

Each photo should include faces of people and represent the positive effects of transportation.

The competition runs now through July 31, 2012.

Judges will decide the winners and the photographs with the highest number of votes will receive the “Peoples’ Choice Award.”

The peoples’ choice voting will wake place online from August 13-31.

A $125 prize will be awarded to the photo with the highest number of votes in each category.  The winners of the “Peoples’ Choice Award” and the best overall photo category will each win $500 in prizes.

Contest winners will be announced October 1.

Entry forms are available at, so get your cameras ready and make us proud!

The fine print: 

*Entries lacking model releases, when persons depicted are identifiable, will be disqualified. Entries lacking an appropriate caption will be disqualified.  Click here  for a downloadable photo release form.

*Entrants must be over 18 years old.

*Photos must be digital.

*Photos must be minimum of 600 dpi quality or better.

**Photos will become the property of the AASHTO.

*Photos must be submitted with a caption that describes the scene

*Photos must contain the face of a person.

Additional details can be found on the contest’s website.

Good luck!