The Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Ride Tee Shirt Design Contest
2013 - Tee Shirt Design Contest Winner!
David Riall of East Ridge, TN!
The Official 20th. Anniversery T-Shirt.
The Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride is a ride to raise public awareness of the forced removal of the first people of the region now known as the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. In the 1830's over 17,000 men, women and children of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole nations were forcibly removed from their homes and marched to the Oklahoma territory. Over 4,000 of the people perished along the trail named "The Trail Where They Cried" This event has grown from a hand full of dedicated motorcycle riders to an event described by Easyrider magazine as "the largest motorcycle Ride in the country if not the largest in the world". The event was awarded Event of the Year in 2002 by The Alabama Tourism Commission. The ride attracts people from all over the world with most coming not only for the ride but to be part of the statement that these people will not be forgotten, that indeed this must not be forgotten lest it happen again. If you have a creative mind you can help this year. Design the official event Tee Shirt.
What do you get if your design is selected?
Prizes: 1st Prize 250 Dollars cash, two VIP Ride passes, two Tee-shirts.
Recognition of your contribution at the POW-WOW.
The warm feeling in your heart that comes from helping others.
Requirements for entry
All entries must be of original creation and not previously copyrighted. Entries may not contain clip art in whole or in part of other imagery designed by others (copyrighted or copyright free) All entries must meet technical requirements.
Deadline for Entries
3:00 PM CST January 6, 2014
Notification of Winner
The winner will be notified by March 1st 2014
Procedure for Selection
A panel of judges will preview the entries for merit and suitability as a visual image, originality, and how well the design reflects the spirit of the event. The final decision will be made by the Board of Directors of the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc.
Statement of Rights
The Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc. Board of Directors reserves the right to photograph and exhibit all entries. The winning artist will release all rights to the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc. at which time the winning entry will become the property of Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc. The Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc. reserves the right to reproduce any works accepted in the competition for publicity purposes. The Trail of Tears Remembrance Association, Inc. reserves the right to alter or change the design to conform to necessary organization (TOTRAI) standards.
SPECIFICATIONS OF FINISHED ART
Vertical format 18"x24" (maximum image area) in either a full bleed or not.
Up to eight (8) standard printing (PMS) colors, but no more than eight (8).
The following must be included in the design:
Event Name "The Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride".
The Phrase " Riding to Remember"
The names of the five Nations : Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole;
The year (i.e. 2007)
Out of Respect to the Native American People the following must not be included in the design:
The Native American Headdress, or war bonnet.
The end of the trail photo showing the Native American on horseback with the
head turned downward.
PREPARATION OF COMPREHENSIVE ENTRIES
The artist is to submit a matted, color comprehensive design preferably on Illustration board 100 % of size no larger than (18"X24").
Comprehensive design may be submitted in the following media, Opaque water based colors, inks, markers, original computer generated imagery and/or a combination of all four. PMS color swatches may accompany artwork to represent the actual color but is not required. THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS, HOWEVER, ALL ENTRIES, IN ALL FORMATS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Each entry must have an identification label placed in the upper left corner of the back with the name, return address, and phone number of the artist and a signed artist's agreement ( see identification card and artist's agreement form below )
Include with your submission a check made out to TOTRAI in the amount of $7.50 for return postage if you would like your entry mailed back to you at the conclusion of the contest.
Mail/Deliver Entries To Either:
909 Dennis Ave.
Jasper, TN, 37347-2902
1122 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402
COMPLETION OF CAMERA-READY ART BY WINNER
The winning artist will assist in preparation of camera-ready mechanicals.
CARE OF ENTRIES
Every precaution will be taken to return entries but the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association assumes no responsibility for loss or damage.
I certify that my design is an original creation. It contains no clip art in whole or in part or other imagery designed by Others (copyrighted or copyright free). I agree that if my design is chosen and l am In violation of this agreement I forfeit all prize money and future eligibility.