The city of Hapeville is seeking T-shirt design submissions for its annual Happy Days festival.
Residents of the East Point, College Park and Hapeville tri-cities area over the age of 16 are encouraged to submit their original designs to city Executive Secretary Adrienne Senter at 3468 North Fulton Ave.
Submissions may also be entered by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry into the contest is free, but participants are required to fill out an entry form, which can be found on the city’s website at www.hapeville.org.
The deadline to submit a design is Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.
Hapeville’s website specifies, “The design for the 2013 Hapeville Happy Days’ festival T-shirt should reflect the spirit of the community and may or may not incorporate a location, symbol, activity or event that makes Hapeville a great place.”
The committee who will pick the winning design asks that the hand-drawn or computer-designed entries be created on unlined white paper or illustration board.
Senter said the contest began around 2006 and its original intent was to encourage children from local elementary schools to participate in the competition.
“We changed the age category to 16 and over last year to see what our other residents would like to produce for the design,” she said.
Judges will be made up of a committee of three Hapeville residents and entrees will be judged on “skill, creativity, originality and design that best captures the spirit of the city of Hapeville,” according to rules listed on the website.
Last year’s winning T-shirt came from 21-year-old south Fulton resident Jasmine Dawson.
“My grandmother helped me with my ideas,” she said. “We were both thinking about Hapeville in the past and that’s when I decided to add landmarks of the city in my design.”
T-shirts with the winning logo will be sold for $10 for adults and $5 for children at the festival.
The festival, which will celebrate the city’s 122-year history, will kick off with a concert on Sept 20 and events and crafts for residents and families on Sept. 21.
“The festival will have games and activities for children including inflatable jumpers, home-grown produce for sale, safety demonstrations from local police and tours of the historical Christ Church Building” Senter said.
The winner of the T-shirt competition will be announced on Sept. 20 and recognized with an award and $150 prize during the festival on Sept. 21.
On the web: www.hapeville.org