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NC Moves 2050 Poster Contest

​​​Leaping into the Future

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to encourage the students of North Carolina to 'Leap into the Future.' ​NC Moves 2050, NCDOT’s strategic transportation plan, looks at the possible changes in transportation the next 30 years. 

As our research into the future of transportation develops, the imagination of young minds is becoming increasingly realistic. With this contest, we want the next generation to visualize what these new innovations could look like.

If for only a moment, close your eyes and imagine your life in the year 2050. 

Self-driving cars take you and your co-workers to work, You see fully electric autonomous trucks carrying freight to a local distribution center, where drones are delivering the freight. 

You see larger drones delivering patients to a local hospital. Bike share stations and bike lanes are widely available and​ you can take the underground, electric train.​​​

This is only the beginning. The possibilities are limitless, it’s time to pick up your favorite art supplies and share your dream!​

Contest Requirements


All entries must be turned in or mailed and postmarked no later than Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, and must include a Certificate of Authenticity

Artwork may be dropped off at NCDOT Highway Division Offices across the state or mailed to:

NC Moves 2050 Poster Contest​​
N.C. Moves 2050
1554 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699


All children who live in and/or attend school in North Carolina and are in the age groups below are encouraged to participate. Children who are related to officials and employees of the N.C. Department of Transportation are also eligible to participate.

Age Groups

​Age Range
​Date of birth between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2014
​Date of birth between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2009
​Date of birth between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2005​


Dioramas and 3-D posters are not permissible. Artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with borders. 


All artwork must be by hand and participants can not use electronic mediums.

Permitted Media

  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Oil paint
  • Permanent marker pens
  • Felt-tip pens
  • Soft ball-point pens
  • Permanentink
  • Crayon
  • Other similar permanent medium

Prohibited Media

  • Pencil
  • Colored pencil
  • Charcoal or other non-permanent medium
  • Computer-generated artwork
  • Collage work involving the use of photocopies


There is no need for a title on the artwork, and entrants can decide for themselves whether to include one. However, there should be a clearly recognizable link to the theme of the content.


The artist's name should not appear on the front of the artwork. The following information should be clearly shown on the back of the artwork:

  • Artist first and last name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • County of residence
  • Title of the artwork (if desired)


A parent, guardian or art teacher must certify the authenticity of the artwork and the age of each artist. The Certificate of Authenticity​ must be completed and mailed with the artwork. 

Reproduction Rights

Once received, all entries will become and remain the properties of the NCDOT -Transportation Planning Division and may be used for a variety of purposes. 

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