Run Breast Cancer Out of Town!

Run Breast Cancer Out of Town!

Design the poster for the 2011 Komen New York City
Race for the Cure®

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime, which means that whether it’s a mother, daughter, sister, wife, colleague, or neighbor, chances are you will know someone who’s had to battle the disease.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader in the fight against breast cancer, working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The Greater New York City Affiliate is #1 in fundraising and grants given out of the entire Komen network of 125 Affiliates worldwide. What makes Komen Greater NYC unique is that 75% of our net funds raised annually stays right in our community New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Now you have a chance to make a difference. Using your skills, you can join the fight to Run Breast Cancer Out of Town by submitting a concept for the 2011 Susan G. Komen New York City Race for the Cure campaign. It’s simple. Just follow the guidelines here and your artwork could be seen all over New York City as part of next year’s Race campaign.

Entry Rules:

1. Create an amazingly eye-catching piece of artwork incorporating the words, “RUN BREAST CANCER OUT OF TOWN.”
2. Include New York City in your artwork. The city itself is one of the things that sets this Race apart and we like to show it off. It doesn’t have to be the skyline, but be sure the art lets us know that we’re in the Big Apple.
3. Create an original piece of artwork that can be adapted to various proportions and sizes. Sometimes we may need something as small as a postcard and other times we may be on the Jumbotron at Macy’s. Think flexibility when designing your artwork.
4. Pink is our favorite color. It is the universal color for breast cancer and should be a part of the color scheme. BUT, feel free to mix in other colors. The pinks used in our logo are Pantone 227 and 232.
5. Format: Illustrator is the preferred application because vector art is the easiest to manipulate, but if you need to create your art using a different program or the old-fashioned way, by hand, then make sure that you create something that can be adapted to both vertical and horizontal formats (mainly vertical) and it must be at least 600 dpi at 8.5” x 11”. Remember that we are going to need to add logos and some copy. See the examples so you get an idea of what’s required.
6. Please include your name, address, telephone number and email address with your emailed entry.
7. Deadline is December 31, 2010. Please email your submission to vcalhoun@komennyc.org. Low resolution is best for emailing. If your artwork is selected we will require the high resolution version at that point.
8. Contest participants are required to assign their interests in the artwork to the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a condition to participation. Download the Assignment of Rights Form Please note that you must include an executed assignment form with your submission. Download the assignment form. A PDF or fax (212-560-9598) is fine.


Anyone over the age of 18 can participate if they follow the entry rules above. Excluded from the competition are designs that were already published or publicized before December 1, 2010.


* $500
* A copy of the final printed poster
* Profile on the Komen Greater NYC website
* Two free registrations in the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®

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