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2012 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Contest Submissions on Display

19 Apr
2012 T-Shirt Design Winner

2012 Run For The Arts Modified Winning Design

This time of year, Run For The Arts keeps me pretty busy; helping the schools with additional materials and answering their always good questions, assisting parents of participating students with their sponsor sheet questions, getting the banners hung all over town and getting the T-Shirt Design Contest submissions on display for the public as well as getting them on our website.

Well, most of that has been taken care of already.

Starting Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th, a vast majority of the submissions we received for the 2012 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest will be on display at Umpqua Bank in the Pearl District.  In the past, they were on display for about 4 weeks, but it was only a matter of time before others started clamoring  for this choice location (right on the Portland Street Car Line) and we were reduced to just a week.  I’ll take what I can get.

If you don’t get a chance to see them at Umpqua Bank, you can see them on our website.  I probably sound like a broken record (will that phrase ever be retired even though vinyl is moving to the annuals of old tech?), but this year was tough in selecting a winning design, so enjoy all the wonderful submissions!

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2012 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest Winner and Winning Design

8 Mar

Run For The Arts

In the last 8 days, we here in Portland have gone from threats of snow the last few days of February to nearly 60 degrees over the weekend, then back to snow on Tuesday and soon we’ll be back in the 60 degree range.  Crazy weather.  Of course, it could be worse.

Having complained about the weather, it should come as no surprise that selecting the winning design for the 2012 Run For The Arts T-Shirt was just as crazy; we had a very hard time deciding which one would be the winner, and we were all over the map!   And since it took us FOREVER to decide, it put the whole process behind schedule, something I try very diligently to avoid.

So without further a due, I’m pleased to announce the winning submission of the 2012 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest.2012 T-Shirt Design Winner  Her name is Caemlyn, age 9 and attends Arleta School.

Since selecting only one entry was so difficult, we made a few changes to the process.  In the past, there was only the winning design.  This year we decided to add some additional categories; First Runner Up, Second Runner Up and 2 Honorable Mentions (links are here and here).

The additional category winners all received a certificate proclaiming their achievement.  The overall winner received a certificate as well, $350.00, the opportunity to work with a seasoned designer in converting their drawing into digital media, attending our annual gala event as our guest, take part in a the initial press run of the t-shirt and will have their design appear on thousands of t-shirts and tens of thousands of sponsor sheets.  A pretty nice prize for being the winner, if I don’t say so myself.

So the crazy indecision we suffered was well worth it.  Of course, come January of next year, I may not feel the same way.

Run For The Arts T-Shirt Submission on Display

6 Apr
Manipulating The Winning Design

Design contest winner and our designer working with Photoshop on the winning design

This time of year, Run For The Arts keeps me pretty busy; helping the schools with additional materials and answering their always good questions, assisting parents of participating students with their sponsor sheets, getting the banners hung all over town and getting the T-Shirt Design Contest submissions on display for the public as well as getting them on our website.

The display finally got set up this past Friday, April 1st at Umpqua Bank 1139 NW Lovejoy

To see all the submissions, you can also check out our website here.

All the submissions were fantastic and this was one of the more difficult selection processes we’ve been through, so enjoy the kid’s artwork!

2011 Spring Run For The Arts – There’s Still Time!

14 Jan

It’s nearly mid-January (AHHH!!!!) and we were sort of cheated out of a snow day yet again.  I suppose that means it’s time to stop looking at the sky and focus on work again.

For those of you familiar with Run For The Arts, the deadline to get your Letter of Agreement in for the Spring Run is just a few weeks away, on February 2.  And to make it that much easier for you, here’s a direct link for those in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.  For those of you outside of those three counties, here’s a direct link for you.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Run, here’s a quick blurb about this fantastic program;

Run For The Arts is an opportunity for schools to raise the funds that make it possible to bring artists into their classrooms, pay for field trips to see performances and exhibitions and purchase art supplies. It is an annual jogathon conducted by individual schools throughout Oregon & SW Washington and coordinated by Young Audiences. Students secure pledges for laps run, earn points, win prizes and raise funds to ensure the arts are present in their school.

For more information about this program, here’s a direct link as well.  I’m a little link loony today…

The 2011 Run For The Arts T-Shirt Soon to be Revealed!

10 Jan

Way back in November of 2010, the staff of Young Audiences review over 50 submissions from students around the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area to select the image to be used on the 2011 Run For The Arts T-shirt.  For those unfamiliar with RFA, it’s a program Young Audiences created way, way back in 1977 as a funding method schools could use to raise money to cover arts-related expenses.  The Run is a jogathon the students take part in, similar to a walk-a-thon (more information).

Manipulating The Winning Design

Design contest winner and our designer working with Photoshop on the winning design

Every year in September, we blanket area schools with the sign-up forms encouraging art teachers and principals to have their students submit original artwork to Young Audiences for consideration as the coming year’s t-shirt design.  In return, the student receives a check for $350, the opportunity to work with a designer from Weiden+Kennedy and they get to see the initial press run of the t-shirt, all of which is pretty fascinating.

Well, we made our selection.  Of course, I can only show a little bit of the design because we like it to be a somewhat of a surprise!  In the picture is our designer working on this year’s image with the design winner.

Stay tuned for updates!

For more information about the contest, click here

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