The Kansas Department of Transportation releases the print copy of its annual report each January to legislators, local officials, stakeholders and media. The magazine-format report is rich in color and photography, and this year, KDOT is engaging the public to help tell its story.
“We’re very excited to get original content from photographers across the state,” said Mallory Goeke, KDOT Communications Specialist. “Our state has very diverse landscapes and scenic byways, and it’s exciting to build an entire magazine around great photos.”
The theme of the contest will be Road Trip, and submitted photos should focus on landscapes, byways and transportation to places in Kansas. KDOT will begin taking photo submissions from the public Sept. 10,and the open call will end Nov. 1.
Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit photos. All photos should include caption information and sent to . The winning photo will be featured on the front cover of the annual report. By submitting photos, participants grant KDOT permission to freely use and share photos throughout social media and in publications.
Other selected photos may appear inside the annual report and in the KDOT Quick Facts booklet. All photographers will be credited for any photos used in any KDOT public information materials.
“We’re encouraging photographers to be creative about transportation,” Goeke said.
Entries may be submitted for consideration in low resolution, but all selected photos must be made available in high resolution with a minimum of 300 DPI and without watermarks. Photographers will not be paid for any photos selected for use. KDOT does not sell any of its public information materials and will not make a profit from the use of any photos. Examples of past annual reports and quick facts can be viewed at . More information will be shared across our social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.