Are you a young budding artist looking for an opportunity for your artwork to appear on hundreds of T-shirts? Could you use some extra money for your future? If so, then get your creative fuels flowing because the Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) needs an engine-revving design for its annual Ethanol Night at the Races T-shirt Design Contest!
The MCGA Ethanol Night at the Races event is an annual membership appreciation night for MCGA members and their families that is held at Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run. Attendees enjoy a full night of great food, fellowship and racing while celebrating Michigan's $223 million ethanol industry and the benefits of the American-made fuel. All Ethanol Night at the Races attendees receive a complimentary T-shirt -- and this year it could feature YOUR design!
MCGA membership is not required for participation and all interested artists who are Michigan residents and 21 years of age or younger are encouraged to enter. Designs must be racing, ethanol or field corn-related (not sweet corn) and must be no smaller than 6 by 8 inches and no larger than 12 by 14 inches. Entered designs must be hand-drawn or computer-generated and suitable for four-color screen printing onto a white T-shirt. Participating artists may submit only one design and all entries must be received at the Michigan Corn office by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012.
"The T-shirt Design Contest is a great way for young people to learn about corn and ethanol while being able to think creatively and use their talents," says Jeff Sandborn, MCGA President. "We hope participants will visit our website or utilize other resources to learn about Michigan's corn and ethanol industries and incorporate that knowledge into their designs."
The winning design, selected by the MCGA board, will be printed onto more than 1,000 T-shirts that will be distributed at the Ethanol Night at the Races event on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The artist of the winning selection will receive a $150 VISA gift card, a free T-shirt with their design, and two tickets to the racing event. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit www.micorn.org or call 1.888.323.6601 to obtain the complete contest rules and official contest entry form.