We are delighted to present the three winning artworks for the ALR “Picture the Future” competition!

The winning artworks are being displayed on a public bus and we are covering $1000 worth of travel costs for the winning students school’s next school trip.

The three winning artworks were made by:

Eshaal from Waikowhai Intermediate, Mt Roskill

Alexi from Waterlea School, Māngere Bridge

Neveah from Māngere Central School

The competition formed part of Auckland Light Rail’s community engagement programme from July to September 2021 and was promoted through schools and at community events.

We asked students to draw their future neighbourhood with modern, frequent and environmentally friendly light rail to get around. We received over 200 artworks, which are displayed in the ALR online gallery below.

During March, judging was carried out by a select panel of ALR team representatives, including designers, technical experts, board members and youth.

Each school has won $1000 for transport costs, to be used for their next school outing or field trip. The winners received their entries framed and engraved, and the winning artworks are being displayed on bus backs and bus shelters.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to draw and share their aspirations for Auckland. Take a look at the competition gallery below – we’ve spotted a few potential future artists, urban designers and transport

If you’d like to join our mailing list to receive regular updates on the project, or if you just have a question, email us at: info@aucklandlightrail.govt.nz