Wednesday, January 27, 2010

GFR T-Shirt Design Contest

I've been thinking about doing this for quite awhile now but have just had a problem coming up with all the details. So I figured I would turn this idea over to you, the readers of GFR. You've demonstrated in the past that you are a creative bunch! My idea is to put together a Gluten Free Raleigh T-shirt that will feature some kind of catchy slogan on the front and will feature logos on the back (free advertising) of the many great local GF companies we are lucky to have cater to us. The point is to sell the new GFR t-shirt as a fund raiser and send 100% of the profits to a valued charity. I usually send funds from GFR events to either Camp Kanata (they do a Gluten Free week of summer camp and are sponsored by GIG) or The University of Maryland Celiac Research Center. I try to keep the funds raised as local as possible (like Camp Kanata) but also believe there are many great things coming out of the UM Celiac Center. Of course, we could put this up to a vote like anything else. The T-shirt will be on sale on GFR all the time and can be worn around town to raise awareness for Celiac Disease, Gluten Free lifestyle and the trusted businesses involved. Rather than waiting for the next event to raise funds, this T-shirt can provide constant fund raising while raising awareness and promoting our local GF companies – a win-win for everyone involved!

Anyway, first things first… the front of the T-shirt needs a cool, catchy, Gluten Free and Raleigh-centric slogan and I need your help to come up with one.

I'm starting a new design contest for all readers of GFR to come up with this slogan that will help raise funds for our cause. If you have any ideas, please submit them to me via email. The contest winner will receive a free T-shirt! UPDATE - The winner will also receive a $15 gift certificate to Custom Choice Cereal.

The contest will run from today until the end of February. If I receive multiple slogans of interest, I'll put them up as a poll and let the readers pick the slogan via popular vote. During this time, I'll be working with the area vendors (many of whom I've already discussed the idea with) to work out the details. If you are interested in having your GF company being involved in this project, please let me know.

Click here to submit your slogan.


Debbie Jongkind,RD,LDN said...

You are always full of great ideas!

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