2018 Ride Leader Jersey Contest Rules

All of our Ride Leaders who accumulate 12 or more points in 2018 will be awarded a jersey that recognizes their outstanding work as volunteers for the Club. BTCNJ would like to invite the artists, graphic designers, and art enthusiasts among its members to create the new Ride Leader Jersey.

The Artwork

♦ 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 winner design will be rendered using illustration software tools (Adobe Illustrator or similar).

♦ In the case of a winner design created in non-electronic media (hand drawing, color pencils, etc), the artwork may require minor changes to be compatible with the illustration software required from the manufacturer.

♦ The design must include the labels “BTCNJ Ride Leader 2018” and “Great rides start with us,” and the website address btcnj.com without any limitations of font and size. Emphasis needs to be placed on high visibility in color selection.

♦ The artwork will be presented and submitted on a widely available electronic format (JPEG, PDF, etc) via e-mail ([email protected]), and the deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

♦ 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 and sign an “Agreement” form.

The winner of the contest will be awarded a Ride Leader Jersey and matching Bib or Short, also referred to as a Kit.

We have added one new rule this year to give more opportunity for the future design contests. The winner of this year’s contest will not be able to participate in the following year’s contest. 

The Selection Process

♦ A jury composed of Board members will review the entries, and evaluate the designs in terms of safety and visibility on the road. The approved designs will be published in the November 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, 2018, 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 are 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 December as a tie-breaker. The artwork with the highest number of votes will be the winner of the contest and will be announced in the BTCNJ monthly meeting in January 2019.