Prior years winning jersey design

The contest has begun: it is time to choose a new Ride Leader Jersey design among our membership! Like last year, the winning design will be decided by the direct vote of all the Ride Leaders accumulating 6  or more points by October 1, 2016. All of our Ride Leaders who accumulate 12 or more points in 2016 will be awarded a jersey, and those with 36 points or more will be awarded a jersey with matching bib or shorts, that recognize their outstanding work as volunteers  for the Club.

For those interested in participating in the contest, these are the rules: BTCNJ would like to invite the artists, graphic designers, and art enthusiasts among its members to create the new Ride Leader Jersey. Note: since this year we will also be offering a bib or shorts, elements of the winning design will be incorporated into them as well.

Each member will be allowed to present a maximum of two (2) jersey designs. For the first stage of the contest, the participants will be able to present an initial sketch representing their concept for the jersey. The artwork must be original, and the images used will be accepted providing that they are not subject to any kind of restriction in terms of intellectual property rights.

The designs can be created on any type of artwork without limitations of colors and forms; however, the participants must consider that, as a requirement from the manufacturer of the jerseys, the winning design will be rendered using vector illustration software tools (Adobe Illustrator or similar).

In the case of a winning design created in nonelectronic media (hand drawing, color pencils, etc), the artwork may suffer minor changes to be compatible with the illustration software required from the manufacturer.

The design must include the labels “BTCNJ Ride Leader 2016” and “Great rides start with us,” and the website address “” without any limitations of font and size.

The artwork will be presented and submitted on a widely available electronic format (JPEG, PDF, etc) via e-mail ([email protected]), and the deadline or submissions is at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

By participating in the contest, the members agree to grant the ownership of the winning design to BTCNJ. For this purpose, besides the jersey artwork, each participant will fill out and sign an “Assignment” form.

A jury composed of Board members will review the entries, and evaluate the designs in terms of safety and visibility on the road. After that, all the designs will be published in the October edition of the BTCNJ MasterLink.

Each artwork will be labeled with a letter, and the authors of the designs will remain unidentified until the voting process finishes as a guarantee of a fair and unbiased selection. All the Ride Leaders with at least 6 points by October 1 will be invited to choose up to 3 different designs and give them points according to their order of preference: the first selection will receive 5 points; the second, 3 points; and the third, 1 point.

In the case that two or more designs with the highest number of votes were separated by a margin of points no higher than ten percent (10%), we will run a second and definitive round of voting in the month of November as a tie-breaker. The artwork with the highest number of votes will be the winner of the contest and will be announced at the BTCNJ December monthly meeting.

If you have any questions, or need assistance or additional information about the contest, please send an e-mail to [email protected].