Army Ten-Miler T-Shirt Design Contest Opens, Prizes Ramped Up 

3/5/2010 

            This year the Army Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest has upped the ante and will be offering exciting prizes to the top winners, race officials said.

            Along with its second-year sponsor, Adobe Systems Inc., that is presenting the contest, the Army Ten-Miler is offering an iMac and Adobe® Creative Suite® CS4 Design Premium software (worth approximately $4,300) as the grand prize.

            The winning design will also be printed on over 30,000 runner and volunteer T-shirts for the 26th running of the Army’s premier athletic event.

            Second and third prizes have also been ramped up.

            The second prize winner will receive a MacBook and Adobe Photoshop® CS4 software (worth approximately $1,700), and the third prize winner will receive a digital camera (worth approximately $500).

            The contest is now open and will close June 3.

             The Army Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 and older.

            Designs must be original artwork and reflect the unique tradition and experience of the Army Ten-Miler.

            For design guidelines and specifications on the contest, visit www.armytenmiler.com/TshirtContest.

            After the June 3 deadline, a Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee of military civilians will judge the entries, and the top five designs will be posted on the Army Ten-Miler Web site.

            Only Army Ten-Miler’s 30,000 registered runners will vote from June 9 –18 to select top three winners from the five chosen by the committee.

            Winners will be announced by June 24 at www.armytenmiler.com, in press releases and on the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Web page, www.ausa.org.

            The Army Ten-Miler will be run on Oct. 24, the day before the beginning of the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

            Watch the AUSA Web page and AUSA NEWS for registration and race weekend information.