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Design the 2011 Bloomsday finisher T-shirt! $1,000 for design selected

August 12, 2010—The Lilac Bloomsday Association, in cooperation with The Inlander, is now accepting designs for the 2011 finisher T-shirt. Deadline for submitting designs is Monday, September 13, 2010, and the Lilac Bloomsday Association will pay $1,000 for the design selected. Details are on Bloomsday’s web site,

The design can have up to 6 colors, with one color on the sleeve for sponsor logo. Artist can also recommend a shirt color, although final decision on that will rest with the Lilac Bloomsday Association. The words Lilac Bloomsday Run (or Bloomsday), Spokane, Washington, 2011 (or ’11), and Finisher must be incorporated into the design. Design must be able to transfer well in the screen-printing process. To see designs and colors of past shirts, click on History/ Highlights/Stats, T-Shirt & Poster History on the Bloomsday web site (

Design(s) should be mailed or delivered by September 13 to Lilac Bloomsday Association, 1610 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201. If delivered in person to the Bloomsday office, please call first (838-1579, ext. 11) to make sure the office will be open. Alternately, designs may be delivered to The Inlander, 1020 W. Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, between 8:30 and 5:30, Monday through Friday. Please make sure artist’s name and contact information is on each design.

Artist of the design selected for the 2011 finisher’s shirt will be notified by mid-October. Please note that because of Bloomsday’s tradition of not revealing the T-shirt color or design ahead of time, the winner will not be able to reveal that his/her design has been selected until the first person crosses the finish line on May 1, 2011. Failure to observe this provision will result in forfeiture of all money paid to the artist by the Bloomsday Association. Artist also agrees to work with the Bloomsday Race Director and the screen-printer chosen by the Lilac Bloomsday Association in making sure the design is in a final form acceptable to Bloomsday and ready for high quality screen-printing. Artist also agrees to provide artwork that can be used by the company that produces specially minted medallions that are awarded to top finishers in each age division.

Questions regarding this process can be directed to Race Director Don Kardong,, phone (509) 838-1579, ext. 11.

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