Ten-Miler T-shirt contest begins

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The 2011 Army Ten-Miler T-shirt Design Contest, presented by Adobe Systems, opened March 1 and will run until June 3.

There will be over $5,000 in prizes for this year’s competition.

The winning graphic designer will receive an Adobe® Creative Suite® CS5 Design Premium software package and a new iPad 2 – totaling approximately $3,000.

The second place winner will receive an Adobe Photoshop® CS5 software package, worth approximately $750, and the third place winner will receive a digital camera worth approximately $500.

The contest is open to all U.S. residents, age 18 and older. Contest rules and design guidelines are posted at www.armytenmiler.com.

The winning design will be determined by the 2011 race registrants and it will become the official design of over 25,000 runner and volunteer shirts. According to race officials, last year over 200 designs were submitted and 6,000 runners voted in the contest.

A Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel, comprised of military and civilians, will judge the entries and select the top five designs to be posted on the Army Ten-Miler Web site for voting. Registered runners will vote online for their favorite design and the top three will be announced June 22 at www.armytenmiler.com.

"This has always been a popular Army Ten-Miler contest that attracts many creative designs, and runners get to determine the official race shirt design. Special thanks to Adobe Systems for sponsoring the contest and the race," Jim Vandak, race director, said.

Lead sponsors for the 2011 race are the Association of the United States Army and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member.

In addition to Adobe Systems, other major race sponsors include GEICO, DRS, PWC, Health Net, Navistar Defense and Navy Federal Credit Union.

For more information about the Army’s premier running classic, visit www.armytenmiler.com.