March 3, 2009 -- The U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) will be creating Safe-T shirts, designed by a member and available for purchase across the country. All profits will go directly to the USEA Safety Fund to help support safety research, preventative measures and public relations initiatives.
Safe-T's will be professionally screen-printed this spring by Ulla Ltd. and sold to each area to sell around the country. They will debut and be available for initial purchase at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in April 2009 at the USEA booth. Pricing and details will be announced soon.
All USEA members are invited to enter their design ideas. Designs should be .eps, .jpg, .gif, or .tif files of high enough resolution for printing (300 dpi). Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed as hard copies to:
525 Old Waterford Rd. NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Images created in Adobe Illustrator (.eps) or similar software are preferred. Hand drawn designs are also welcome. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
All entries will be equally judged and considered by members of the USEA Safety Committee. The winning designer will be awarded with two general admission tickets to the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, a Safe-T shirt autographed by David and Karen O'Connor and a credit as the designer on all Safe-T's promotional materials including the Safe-T's hang-tags, the USEA website and Eventing USA magazine.
Guidelines from the USEA:
1. Safe-T's are intended to communicate and promote safety in eventing. Keep that in mind when designing your graphics.
2. You are welcome to include text such as safety taglines.
3. The design should be made with screen-printing in mind: high resolution, clean and easy to read.
4. Color schemes are up to you but remember a little goes a long way. Keep your graphics and designs to about three colors or less and remember the color of the T-shirt (up to you) is your background color.
Design hints and tips from the USEA:
1. We are looking for graphics that symbolize safety awareness or accident prevention.
2. Keep your designs simple so they are easily readable, even from a distance. Think simple but effective.
3. Some symbols to consider are a jumping Pegasus, helping hands, Red Cross, helmets, shields, etc.
4. Some taglines could be: "Safety Awareness," "Safety Culture," "Safety Together" or others you create.
5. Most of all, be creative, be positive and have fun.
Submissions must be received by March 31, 2009.