RARA Announces Design Contest for 54th National Championship Air Races

National Championship Air Races

Reno, Nev. – Calling all racing fans and artists! The Reno Air Racing Association today launched a design contest for the official poster and t-shirts of the 54th National Championship Air Races.

“The Reno Air Racing Association is looking for fresh and new designs that represent the spirit of air racing to place on our collectible posters for the 54th National Championship Air Races,” Mike Crowell President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. “Entries should center on the idea of racing – which is what we are all about. We look forward to seeing the ideas our fans have.”

The contest will run in two parts – the first begins today. Interested fans and artists should submit sketches or written treatment of their ideas to RARA by April 14th. Five finalists will be chosen from all entries based on their submission and will be notified by RARA staff. The five finalists will then be asked to flesh out their designs completely for final judging and submit their final design by June 5th.

In addition to being able to create a collectible souvenir for years to come, the first place winner will be awarded $500 cash along with two VIP season passes. The second place winner will be awarded $250 cash along with two general admission and pit season passes. Third through fifth place winners will receive a ticket package of two general admission and pit season passes each.

Full contest rules can be found below.

 

 2017 National Championship Air Races Poster Design Contest Rules

The Reno Air Race Association is looking for fresh and new designs that represent the spirit of air racing to place on our official poster and t-shirts for the 54th National Championship Air Races. In addition to being able to create a collectible souvenir for years to come, first place winner will be awarded $500 cash along with two VIP season passes. The second place winner will be awarded $250 cash along with two general admission and pit season passes. Third through fifth place winners will receive a ticket package of two general admission and pit season passes each.

What to create:

– Entries should center on the idea of racing. The design should execute on the theme, using a rich color palette.

– Sketches or written treatment of how the poster would come to life.

– If a design utilizes a copyrighted photograph as inspiration, a release from the copyright holder must be included with the submission.

– A minimum of one current or former racing plane must be included in the design.

Entry:

– The contest is not open to RARA employees or vendors.

– Entries must be emailed to dbigby@airrace.org

– The email must include the entrant’s name, phone number, no more than one attachment, the name of the work and an explicit agreement to the contest terms.

– More than one entry may be submitted.

– The contest begins 3/15.

– All entries must be submitted by 5pm PDT 4/14/17.

– Submission will only be accepted via email.

Choosing a Winner:

– Five finalists will be chosen from all entries based on their submission of a sketch or written treatment based on the theme. The five finalists will be asked to flesh out their designs completely for final judging.

– A team of RARA employees and volunteers will choose from these finalists based on execution of the design theme and how well the design communicates the spirit of air racing.

 

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