Have you seen all of the bus shelters with amazing artwork and photography? King County Metro has nearly 800 photo murals in shelters across the system, and it’s time for us to accept entries for the next 100.

'8 rollergirls' by Roz Gerstein
‘8 rollergirls’ by Roz Gerstein

You can enter up to 10 photos for consideration online via Photographic Center Northwest. Deadline is Oct. 29, 2017. Photographers pay a $20 fee to submit five photos, and an additional five photos may be submitted for $5 each. The fees cover the costs of administering the program and preparing the photos for printing them mural-size for the shelters.

Metro shelter mural/courtesy Pearl Nguyen
Metro shelter mural/courtesy Pearl Nguyen

Last year, a panel selected 100 images from among the 1,300 images that were submitted by the public. Artists of all ages contribute, mostly from the northwest but also from other parts of the U.S. and beyond.

'Fiery sunset' by Richard Mann
‘Fiery sunset’ by Richard Mann

Thanks to the artwork submitted and curated over the past seven years, Metro’s shelters in many locations are more beautiful, interesting and inspiring.

Metro has about 1,800 bus shelters across the system, and we’re making them better each year. Having bus shelters with photo murals makes the experience of waiting for transit that much better.

For inspiration, see the past few years of bus shelter photo mural winners on our Flickr sites from 2010, 2013, and 2014.