Organizers of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will accept submissions for the T-shirt contest until Feb. 28. For more information on how to enter, go to www.peachtreeroadrace.org/event-information/t-shirt-contest.
The five finalists, selected by judges from the Atlanta Track Club, the AJC and local graphic artists, will be revealed on www.ajc.com/peachtree on March 15.
The public has until April 30 to vote on their favorite design. The winning design will be unveiled on the Fourth of July, race day.
“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, said in a statement. “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.”
West Georgia student Jessica Ferguson created the 2011 winning design as a project for her Digital Media for Artists class. The winner receives $1,000. The four runner-ups receive $100 each.
– Doug Roberson, AJC.