Call Detail
Earth Day 2024
Entry Deadline: 3/4/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 1
Call Type: Youth
Eligibility: Local
State: District of Columbia
Budget: N/A


In honor of Earth Day (Monday, April 22, 2024), Metro’s Art in Transit program is inviting K-6 students from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia to submit 2-D (two-dimensional) artworks that highlight and celebrate the significant role of public transportation in fostering a sustainable environment and healthy communities.

The selected artworks will be featured on bus wraps as part of Metro’s celebration of Earth Day.

You can learn more about Metro Art in Transit here: 

You can learn more about Metro Sustainability here:


Application Requirements


Number of Artwork   

Each applicant may enter one (1) piece of artwork. 


Artwork must be an original composition created entirely by the entrant.

Art Categories 

Each applicant may submit one (1) 2-dimensional artwork, including the following format: drawing, print, collage, or painting. 

Dimensions of Artwork 

The artwork must measure 8.5" x 11" and be horizontally oriented.

Artwork Photo 

Participants are required to submit a high-quality photograph of the original artwork in JPEG or JPG format. Only the artwork should show in the photo (no frames or extraneous backgrounds).


An Art Selection Committee, with the Metro Art in Transit Program, will select five (5) artworks from each of the jurisdictions (Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia). 

Students whose artworks will be selected for the bus wraps will be asked to send their artworks to the Metro office so that they can be scanned to the best high resolution possible. The artworks will be returned to the students. Shipping instructions and a pre-paid shipping label will be provided at the appropriate time.

The artworks will be displayed on three specially designed buses as part of our celebration of Earth Day in April.

Eligibility Criteria

This call is open to K-6 artists located in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Participants may attend public, private, or homeschools. 

Submitted artwork must be original and cannot have been previously exhibited.

By submitting an artwork, parents and/or guardians agree that the artwork can be reproduced for the purpose of this call, and any associated promotional material, including social media.

Parents and/or guardians of the student whose work will be selected will be required to execute a written release authorizing WMATA to use the selected artwork and the student’s name.

There is no entry fee for this call.