Ten-Miler T-shirt contest winner announced

Monday, August 01, 2011

For the second year in a row, Jason Siegel is the grand prize winner in the annual Army Ten-Miler T-shirt Design Contest.

After an online voting competition, Army Ten-Miler officials announced June 22 that the Hicksville, N.Y., native submitted the award-winning design for the 2011 Army Ten-Miler.

According to race officials, "His creative design will be featured on more than 30,000 official runner and volunteer T-shirts for the Army’s annual race."

Adding, "Jason will also receive an Adobe® Creative Suite® CS5 Design Premium software for Mac, an Apple iPad2 and five official race shirts featuring his design."

From June 9 to 16, 30,000 registered runners were able to vote for their favorite T-shirt design. Over 5,167 votes were cast in this year’s competition, and Siegel’s design won by more than 100 – with a grand total of 1,313 votes.

Siegel, 25, is a graphics designer and is currently employed with Rallye Motors, LLC.

"I wanted to create something new and fresh this year while keeping the significant similarities of last year’s design," Siegel said. "I added a patch to the saluting soldier and stars on the banner for better representation of the Army. The other soldier was from a picture I took at the Arlington Cemetery, which is close to where the race begins. The soldiers give the design a real-life feel that I hope is something that service members running in the race will appreciate."

Second place winner is Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau, 28, of Westbrook, Maine, who will receive Adobe Photoshop® CS5 software for Mac valued at $750.

Barrieau is stationed in Camp Victory, Baghdad, and is the U.S. Forces – Iraq command group photographer. He had two designs that made the top five for this year’s contest.

Third place winner is Brody Rose, of Washington, D.C., who will receive a digital camera valued at $500. All three winning designs will become sole property of the Army Ten-Miler.

The Army’s 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler is on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Pentagon.

Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW), this premier running event attracts over 30,000 military and civilian runners from around the world.

AUSA and KBR, an AUSA sustaining member, are co-lead sponsors of the 2011 race.

All race proceeds benefit Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), which supports soldier and soldier family programs.

The Army Ten-Miler is the third largest 10-mile running event in the world. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo, preceding the race and presented by Dell Federal, hosts over 75 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees.

Race day activities include a "world class" race with elite athletes, live music, Hooah Tents featuring "Army pride" from around the world, youth runs, static displays, and much more.

For more information about this race classic, visit www.armytenmiler.com.