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Calling Young Artists for a Kids’ T-shirt Contest

Deadline extended to Sunday, December 4!

Calling all kids 12 and under: We want you to design the kids’ t-shirt for the 2012 Get Your Rear in Gear race season!


Get Your Rear in Gear Kids’ Fun Run participant at the 2011 Twin Cities event. Photo Credit: Roger G. Brandel – RGB studios

Get Your Rear in Gear is looking for budding young artists with a connection to colorectal cancer to submit a design for the 2012 kids’ shirt. The winning artwork will be featured on the kids’ t-shirts that will be distributed at nearly 50 Get Your Rear in Gear events in 2012. Kids 12 and under should submit an original masterpiece showing the “Get Your Rear in Gear” spirit by December 1, 2011. The top designs will be featured on the Facebook page. From there the Get Your Rear in Gear Facebook community will vote for the artwork that will be featured on the 2012 Kids’ T-shirts.

Kids’ Design Contest Guidelines:
– The entry should depict positive, fun images and the words “Get Your Rear in Gear.”
– Artists must be 12-years-old or younger.
– Artists should use only two colors in their drawings. (Remember: Get Your Rear in Gear colors are orange and blue!)
– Keep in mind the t-shirts will be white.
– Original, hand-drawn artwork only please.
– Drawings must be drawn on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper (standard copy/printer paper).
– Only one entry per child will be considered for the prize.
– Don’t forget to sign your artwork like a real artist! (in the bottom right corner of the design).
– Consider ease of reproduction during the design process.

Submitted drawings must include the following with their entry:

  • First and Last name of artist
    2011 Fun Run shirts

    Kids’ Fun Run participants show off the 2011 kids’ t-shirt. Photo from GYRIG Staff

  • Age and birthdate
  • Parent or guardian’s first and last name
  • Kids’ Fun Run participants show off the 2011 kids’ t-shirt. Photo from GYRIG Staff
  • Parent or guardian’s email address (required) and Twitter handle (optional)
  • Telephone number
  • Two or three sentences describing artist’s connection to colorectal cancer (optional)

Drawings should be received no later than Thursday, December 1, 2011 via email to gyrig5k@gmail.comor via mail at:
Get Your Rear in Gear
Attn: Kids’ T-shirt Contest
8009 34th Ave, Suite 360
Bloomington, MN 55425

Entries received after December 1, 2011 (including mail-in entries) will not be considered for the voting round.

Please read complete contest rules before sending in your entry.



By participating in this contest, artists, and their parents and guardians, accept and agree to comply with these Rules.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all children 12-years-of-age or younger with parent or guardian consent.

Entry: Individuals may submit one entry for consideration. Entries must be original artwork, featuring two colors. No computer generated artwork will be considered. Drawings must fit on one 8.5”x11” sheet of paper. Artists should consider ease of production in their designs.

Designs should be submitted via email to as a JPG or PDF file, electronic files should not be larger than 5 MBs, or mail original artwork to Get Your Rear in Gear, Attn: Kids’ T-Shirt Contest, 8009 34th Ave, Suite 360, Bloomington, MN 55425. The Colon Cancer Coalition is not responsible for misdirected or lost entries.

By entering, the parent or guardian of the artist acknowledges, agrees, and understands that the winning design will become the exclusive property of the Colon Cancer Coalition / Get Your Rear in Gear which retains exclusive rights to the reproduction of the design and the submitting artist relinquishes all rights to such design.

By submitting the artwork on behalf of the child, parents and guardians acknowledge that each entry design is: (a) wholly original by the child; (b) does not incorporate or include any material that would require the consent of any third party; and (c) does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party. The Colon Cancer Coalition preserves the right to edit, composite, scan, duplicate or alter the entry design for any purpose which it deems necessary or desirable, without the need for any further compensation, and/or permission.

Deadline for entries: Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT, Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Prize: One winner will be selected to have their design featured on the Get Your Rear in Gear kids’ t-shirts for the 2012 race season. This final design will also include the artist’s signature as part of the printed image. The winning artist will also receive free entry into the Get Your Rear in Gear race of their choice during the 2012 race season (up to $25 value) and a t-shirt with their winning design (Youth sizes  XS, S, M., or L). Prize does not include transportation, accommodations or other incidentals required for prize redemption. Prize is not transferable.

Selection of winner: All entered designs will be screened by Get Your Rear in Gear staff, volunteers and vendors. The top entries (no more than ten) that comply with these rules and have met the guidelines and specifications will be featured on the Get Your Rear in Gear Facebook page beginning Monday, December 5, 2011 ( The design receiving the most “Likes” by 5:00 PM CT, on Friday, December 16, 2011, and meeting all other criteria will be declared the winner. The winner will be notified via email on or about Monday, December 19, 2011.

Other: The Colon Cancer Coalition reserves the right to use kids’ shirt inventory remaining from 2011 at selected 2012 races. Contest is not open to immediate family members of Colon Cancer Coalition employees.

For a complete list of winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Get Your Rear in Gear, Attn: Kids’ T-Shirt Contest Winner, 8009 34th Ave, Suite 360, Bloomington, MN 55425.

Contest void where prohibited by law.

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