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Deadline: 15th July 2011
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry
Entry Fee: Free


Picture a Better America Photo Contest

AEM_imake_Final-01The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign has launched the Picture a Better America Photo Contest to demonstrate the urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. The contest will showcase the hard-working men and women who “make” America.

The Picture a Better America Photo Contest aims to greatly amplify the voices of I Make America’s grassroots supporters and others committed to demonstrating the real cost of Congressional inaction on infrastructure investment and who are pushing for passage of a fully-funded six-year highway bill by September 30th of this year.

“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. “The time is now for Congress to invest taxpayer dollars in projects that will create meaningful jobs and will make our roads safer.”

Contestants can submit different photos in the four thematic categories below, limit one per category:

· One Bumpy Ride: Disintegrating roads are a fact of life for almost everyone. Some have even rewarded us with a flat tire or worse! Send a photo of a decaying bridge or roadway; show Congress the consequences of their inaction.

· When we work, America works: Did you know that every $1 billion spent on infrastructure provides 30,000 jobs to hard-working Americans? Send a photo of a job site to show what a working America looks like.

· America Grows Here: A fully-funded highway bill will ensure that the crops that feed and clothe the world reach their final destination. Contestants can show the beauty of America’s farms by submitting a photo today.

· Our Many Faces: Americans work hard; it’s what we do. Send us a picture of you, a family member, a neighbor or a colleague hard at work, contributing to the national effort of building America!

One winner in each category will be selected by a guest panel of judges (to be announced) and the winners will be announced  in August 2011. Each category winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: There are four categories, and one winner from each category will receive a $250 cash prize. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. residents who have reached the age of majority Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: No Copyright policy USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to AEM, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Display or publication of any entry on AEM’s website or otherwise does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. AEM will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to AEM the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, in their sole discretion. AEM will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

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