An MTS trolley leaves the Little Italy station in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Jennewein
An MTS trolley leaves the Little Italy station in downtown San Diego. Photo by Chris Jennewein

If you’re a high school student with a great idea for promoting transit ridership, you could win a laptop from the Metropolitan Transit System.

Forty students in grades 9 to 12 will win Dell-Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3” touch-screen laptop computers in the annual contest sponsored by MTS, Coca-Cola Refreshments of San Diego and the San Diego County Office of Education.

To be eligible to win, students must submit an application form and an advertising campaign summary aimed at attracting new trolley and bus riders.

Entries will include:

  • A 1-2-page summary identifying a target audience, message strategy and design inspiration
  • An original poster design

One winning student will have his or her artwork displayed on an MTS bus shelter.

The deadline for applications is April 14.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.