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Naming Contest

Naming Contest

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.