Artists and graphic designers have until Tuesday, February 28 to submit their designs for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest. A panel of judges representing the Atlanta Track Club, the AJC and local graphic artists will select five finalists from all the entries received by the February 28 deadline. The five finalists’ T-shirt designs will be revealed on ajc.com/peachtree on Thursday, March 15 - the same day the online registration lottery opens for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race. The public will have until April 30, 2012 to vote for their favorite T-shirt design on ajc.com/peachtree, and the winning design will be unveiled at the 43rd running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday, July 4. The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, has used the contest to determine the design for the Peachtree finisher’s shirt since 1995.
“The unveiling of the T-shirt design at the finish of the AJC Peachtree Road Race has become a cherished tradition at the Fourth of July event, and it’s always wonderful to be able to showcase the work of talented artists through the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. “The contest also provides a fun way for event participants and Peachtree fans to have a say in what’s featured on the T-shirts.”
The winning 2012 T-shirt design was created by University of West Georgia student, Jessica Ferguson, of Kennesaw who created the design as a project for her Digital Media for Artists class. Ferguson’s background in painting served as inspiration for her winning design that featured the word Peachtree in colorful, painted letters across the shirt.
Along with having their design featured on 60,000 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirts, the winning artist also receives $1,000, and each of the four runner-ups receives $100 for their efforts. Details regarding the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest, including the contest entry form, can be found at peachtreeroadrace.org/event-information/t-shirt-contest.
About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 runners. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or ajc.com/peachtree.
About the Atlanta Track Club
The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) is a nonprofit organization established to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running. With more than 16,000 members, the ATC is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay (atlantamarathon.org), and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K (atlantahalfmarathon.org), the Atlanta Track Club directs more than 25 running events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, the Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through the ATC’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on the Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
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