Deadline extended! Crenshaw/LAX neighborhood art contest gives high school students high-visibility opportunity and $500

Attention high school students with roots in the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester, the LAX community and adjacent areas! Metro invites students grades 9-12 to submit artwork that celebrates the unique character of the neighborhoods along the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project corridor.


Eight artworks, identified by a panel of community leaders and cultural figures, will be used to inspire the design of commemorative pins that represent each of the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project stations: Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King, Jr., Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century.

The pins will be distributed to the public free of charge in celebration of the new rail stations. Students whose artworks are selected will receive a complete set of the commemorative pins and $500 for the purchase of the submitted artwork.*

This contest is open to high school students only, grades 9-12. One entry per student will be reviewed.

Entries may be submitted online or in person at the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Office. All entries must be received by April 8, 2022. Complete contest details and instructions can be found at .


* Must be eligible to work in the United States as determined by the Department of Homeland Security and/or U.S. Immigration Laws. 

3 replies

  1. “Station yet to be named” – Seriously? Every private citizen will be calling it “LAX station” or “LAX rail terminal” regardless of whatever government official Metro will probably name it after (which I don’t even understand why that’s even a thing in the English language).

  2. When will the pins be distributed? I don’t live in the Crenshaw area, but I would sure love to get a hand of every single pin!