ATLANTA TRACK CLUB ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS
IN 2014 AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
The winning design will be unveiled at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4
ATLANTA - March 14, 2014 - Atlanta Track Club has announced the five finalists in the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest. Finalists include two University of West Georgia students and two local artists. For the first time in the history of the contest, two designs created by the same artist were chosen. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges representing Atlanta Track Club, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and local graphic artists.
"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest has become an exciting tradition for both participants and spectators," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's executive director. "Each year our local artists come up with creative and inspiring designs, and we can't wait to see which design the public chooses as the winner this year."
The five finalist designs are:
- James Balke
Associate Creative Director
- Vincent Barron
- Vincent Barron
4. Kristen Cone
University of West Georgia
- Natasha Stansel
University of West Georgia
The winning design will be featured on 60,000 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirts, and will be unveiled on July 4 at the 45th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The winning artist will receive $1,000, and each of the four runner-ups will receive $100 for their efforts.
"It is truly a blessing and a great honor to have my design chosen to represent something such as the AJC Peachtree Road Race," said Kristen Cone, finalist for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest. "To know that I am part of something that helps to represent our independence, freedom and Georgia at the same time is amazing to me."
Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, has used the T-shirt Design Contest to determine the design for the Peachtree finisher's shirt since 1995. The 2013 T-shirt design was created by University of West Georgia art education student Justin Dunbar. Dunbar's red, white and blue design combined the Atlanta skyline and the image of a peach.
About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 runners. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visitpeachtreeroadrace.org or ajc.com/peachtree.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 19,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) - the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta Marathon (atlantamarathon.org), and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K (atlantahalfmarathon.org), Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club's All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source - both in print and online - of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of 2 million people each week. Every month, nearly 3 million unique visitors access the newspaper's websites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.