Pre-K through High School Students
Why do we name the TBM?
Traditionally, a TBM cannot start work until it is given a name. The TBM is generally named after a woman as a sign of good luck for the project ahead. History shows that workers looked to Saint Barbara for protection; she is the patron saint for military engineers, miners and others who work underground.
Name the TBM for a chance to make history! Enter to win cool prizes and the opportunity to have the name you’ve chosen displayed on the #RegionalTBM.
How to Enter
- Submit an essay of 200 words or less OR a 2-minute (or less) video about your chosen name for the TBM.
- Tell us about the significance of the name you have chosen and how it relates to your community, transportation or engineering. Have fun and be creative, witty and clever!
- Names can be real or fictional. All entries must be a female name or character.
- You must be a student in pre-k through high school to enter.
- Submit your entry by 5pm June 1, 2016.
Two Ways to Submit:
You can submit your entry by mail or drop off in person to:
Regional Connector Project Office
Attn: TBM Art Contest
432 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Note: Make sure the entry form is completed and attached to your entry if submitting by mail or dropping off.
Or, you can submit your essay or video online by filling out the Naming Contest Form .
1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners
- Award Presentation/Certificate
- Invited and recognized at the TBM dedication event
- Photo with Regional Connector Transit Project Management Team and Mayors at dedication event
- Lunch with the Regional Connector Transit Project team
- Behind the scenes tour of the project
- Recognized in the TBM Contest press release
- Included in a feature story in The Source and El Pasajero
Don’t Forget! Come back to this site June 2016 to vote for your favorite entry.