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Last Chance: Route 1 Ride Art Contest

Our 'Last Chance' feature lets you know about important upcoming deadlines.

This week is your last opportunity to condense U.S. Route 1 into one piece of traveling art, for a chance at $4,000.

After one extension, artists and designers have until May 4 to enter the Route 1 Wrap. The selected piece of art will dress three Prince George’s County commuter buses that travel the main corridor from Mt. Rainier to College Park, known as the . Your artwork would remain on those buses for at least three years, beginning this summer.

Artists and designers should aim to highlight the artistic, cultural and entertainment amenities along the U.S. Route 1 corridor, according to the competition website. The contest is open to all visual and graphic artists and artist teams who currently reside, work or attend a university within 50 miles of Prince George's County. Learn more about the contest guidelines and entry instructions here.

The top three finalists will receive a $500 honorarium, and the selected artwork designer will receive a $4,000 honorarium.

The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Route 1 Ride Collaborative are sponsoring the contest.

Know of an upcoming deadline that all of College Park should know about? Email Shannon.Hoffman@Patch.com.

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