Special Olympics Vermont

Calling All Students!

Calling All Students!

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Special Olympics Vermont invites you to

Enter the R-WORD t-shirt design contest!

Design the official Spread the Word to End the Word RETARD t-shirt

Winner gets a $150 Best Buy gift card,

plus $500 for their school’s Project Unify program!

Deadline for submission is midnight on January 31, 2013

Contest Guidelines

  • All Vermont elementary, middle and high schools students are eligible.
  • Design your shirt to encourage others to stop using the R-word retard.
  • T-shirts are for students and teachers who participate in R-Word activities across the state.  Make sure your design would appeal to all students & schools (don’t just represent your own school in the design).
  • Designs may include line art, text, pictures/drawings – but no photographs.
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″.
  • Design may use a maximum of three colors. You may also suggest the t-shirt color.
  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material. By entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work.
  • You can use the SOVT and Project Unify logos; contact mgates@vtso.org for details and logos.

Submitting an Entry

  • Scan and e-mail your entry to: mgates@vtso.org
  • OR mail the original artwork (lay flat in an envelope; do not fold it) to:

SOVT, T-Shirt Design Contest, 16 Gregory Drive, Suite 2, South Burlington, VT 05403.

  • Include: student name, school, age, e-mail and phone number.
  • Submissions are accepted until Thursday, January 31, 2013.

The Fine Print…

  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • Submissions will be judged by the SOVT Youth Activation Committee.
  • Artwork becomes the property of SOVT and originals will not be returned.
  • Special Olympics Vermont reserves the right to make changes to the winning design before printing, including changes in image size or ink color or t-shirt color.
  • By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by Special Olympics Vermont including, but not limited to, SOVT website and future marketing materials.
  • Special Olympics Vermont reserves the right to final decision.
  • The winning design will be announced on February 6, 2013. The winner will receive a $150 Best Buy gift card; the student’s school will receive a $500 grant (held in a program account at SOVT) for their Project Unify activities.
  • Questions?  Call or e-mail Michelle: mgates@vtso.or or 802-863-5222 X108.

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