Transportation Transforms Communities Video Competition

Winners Announced for Transportation Transforms Communities Video Challenge

Thanks to all the teams that participated in ITE’s video challenge. We challenged you to create an original video conveying how transportation transforms and positively impacts the communities where we live and work—and you delivered!

Three videos were selected for recognition, and we are excited to showcase them at the Opening Plenary Session of ITE’s Annual Meeting on July 20, 2021.

Congratulations to the Following Award-Winning Video Challenge Teams:


Award-Winning Team: HDR

Video Name: "Orchestrating Transformation"



Award-Winning Team: ITE Western District

Video Name: "What is Your Transportation Journey?"




Video Name: Transportation Transforms Communities – York Region

View all of the submissions in the gallery.


Transportation is the cornerstone of communities, driving the economy, improving the quality of life, and is responsible for helping residents, workers, and travelers get from point to point. As the association of transportation professionals dedicated to creation of mobility, safe, and sustainable transportation options for all users, ITE is seeking visible and dynamic illustrations of the transformational impact of transportation on our communities.

Here is your mission: Create a video under two-minutes that celebrates the transportation industry, educates the public about the many exciting facets of transportation, emphasizes safety, inclusion, equity, and other values that enhance/positively impact our communities. The videos could be used, for example, in classrooms for a STEM event to encourage careers in transportation and explain how they positively impact communities. The intention is not to promote a particular company, but the profession/career.

Inspiration for this Competition: ITE member Shawn Leight's team at CBB produced a video as a way to bond and to get enthusiastic about the transportation industry. They created a script, worked as a team to refine the messaging, and the result is quite extraordinary.  ITE is using this as the inspiration for the ITE 2021 Video Challenge: Transportation Transforms Communities. Watch the CBB Team’s video here and get inspired to create your own video!


Spread the Word: Download and share a flyer with information about the video challenge! 

Rules and Eligibility: ITE members may form teams of two or more to create an original video. The videos must be entered into ITE’s submission platform before the deadline (May 1, 2021).

  • Work independently or with a team (one member of a team must be an ITE member).
  • Videos must not exceed two minutes.
  • Submissions, including contact information and consent forms, must be entered into the submission portal before the May 1, 2021, deadline.
  • Videos must be original creations with no copyright infringements. Ensure you have acquired the appropriate permissions and rights to use any/all music, audio, and photos. If ITE is not able to upload the video to YouTube then it will not be eligible for inclusion in the selection process.
  • A team captain and complete contact information must be identified for communications purposes.
  • Any person appearing the video must have consented and signed a Consent/Release Form. Download the REQUIRED Consent Form here
  • Acknowledge that entering the contest automatically provides ITE the right to post the video online and/or in any public or private settings without restriction. All videos may be used by ITE for publicity or dissemination for member usage (i.e. STEM programs or other appropriate events).
  • Videos should not promote a specific company, product, or service.

Submissions: Entries can be submitted between February 1 and May 1, 2021, at Click here to begin a sumbission.

  • Upload an MP4 file to the submission platform (hosted by Open Water). These videos will be uploaded to ITE’s YouTube Channel. The video must be an MP4 format.
  • Videos will be loaded into an online gallery to be voted on by the ITE membership. A brief submission form must accompany video submissions.  
  • All team members should be listed, including one main contact. Names of anyone featured in the video need to provide ITE with a consent/acknowledgement that they agreed to be in the video and understand it will be used by ITE. 
  • Entrants must complete all questions and provide all information requested (contact information, consent/release forms, acknowledgement) prior to the May 1 deadline. Download the REQUIRED Consent Form here!

Judging Panel/Jury:  ITE members will vote for the best video beginning May 2, 2021. The videos with the 2nd and 3rd highest votes will also be recognized. Voting is based on the video that best meets the goal to promote transportation as an exciting, multi-faceted career that impacts communities and makes a difference in peoples’ lives. Between May 2-14, you can VOTE here.

Award: The winning submission will receive recognition across ITE’s communications platforms and a debut of their award-winning video at the Opening Session at ITE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Two members of the video production team will be given complimentary registration for this meeting. The 2nd and 3rd place will also receive recognition.

2021 Video Competition Timeline

  • December 2020: Call for Entries
  • February 1- May 1, 2021: Submissions Open 
  • May 1, 2021: Submissions Close at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • May 2-15, 2021: VOTING Gallery Open
  • By June 1, 2021: Winners notified
  • July 2021: Winning Video debuted at ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Questions? Contact Bridget Wendling