AASHTO awards prizes in ‘Faces of Transportation’ contest

Posted 10/02/2014

Two aesthetically intriguing photographs and two compelling videos won top prizes in the Faces of Transportation competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials.

The photographs taken on opposite sides of the country of people interacting with bridges won the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards. A judge selected the Grand Prize photograph and more than 11,000 online votes decided the People’s Choice award winner.
The Grand Prize (below) in the photography competition was awarded to Florida Department of Transportation Photographer Sally Dobson for her photograph of a section of bridge being moved into place during the State Road 826/836 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Miami, Florida.


The People’s Choice Award (below) was presented to photographer Karl Nielsen who captured a dramatic sunset the evening before the opening of the new San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.


In the video competition, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department won in Professional Production category for its high quality production highlighting the Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway project.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) won in the In-House Production/Amateur/ Novice category for its innovativeUnderwater Bridge Inspection video, part of the “On the Job with Caltrans” series, developed to highlight the wide variety of jobs that Caltrans workers perform.

To view all of the entries in this year’s competition, visit the Faces of Transportation blog at facesoftransportation.org.