AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open | Arts & Culture
ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.
Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.
No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.
"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.
Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.
Last year's winning design was created by Justin Dunbar, an art education student at the University of West Georgia. The black T-shirt featured a red, white and blue combined graphic of the Atlanta skyline and a peach.
University of West Georgia students have designed several Peachtree T-shirts of the past. In 2012, a UWG student also created the image on the race volunteers' shirt.
Learn more about the design contest and find an entry form at peachtreeroadrace.org.
See coverage of last year's AJC Peachtree Road Race at 11Alive.com/peachtree.