Calling all artists and designers

Create the signature design for t-shirts that will be worn by Serve-a-thon volunteers as they paint, plant, build and organize to improve our city’s schools and raise funds to sustain Chicago Cares programming. Learn more about Serve-a-thon by visiting


  1. Submit your design in PDF format to no later than midnight April 4, 2011.
  2. Your design should include a front and back graphic for a regular short-sleeve t-shirt.
  3. Your design should include text describing the role of the wearer. There will be three different versions (all can include the same art and just have the different words): Staff, Volunteer Leader and Volunteer.
  4. Your design should allow for 2-4 sponsor logos to be added prior to printing.

The successful design will reflect the experience of Serve-a-thon, the meaningful nature of improving our city’s schools and/or the power of volunteers to strengthen our city.

The winning designer will be recognized in the Serve-a-thon day of event program and on the website.

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