Rough and Ready sponsors promotional T-shirt contest |

Rough and Ready sponsors promotional T-shirt contest

The Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Nevada County residents to unleash their creativity. The organization has announced the launch of a contest to design a new T-shirt to promote the historic town. The contest, which runs through Jan. 31, 2013, is open to everyone — professionals, students and talented artists and graphic designers.

The Chamber of Commerce has for many years produced T-shirts which are sold as a fundraiser at its annual Secession Days and Chili Cook-off events. For 2013, the organization determined to solicit ideas and designs from throughout western Nevada County and beyond.

The winning designer will receive a cash award of $100, three of the finished T-shirts and invaluable bragging rights. Rough and Ready T-shirts have been proudly worn across the country and around the world.

The rules are simple: The organization is looking for a design that says Rough and Ready through text or art (but not photography) that can be silkscreened using not more than 3 colors. Camera-ready digital format is preferred, but not required.

Where possible, the Chamber will make available digital art elements to assist with designs. Following the Jan. 31 entry deadline, a panel from the Chamber of Commerce will select the winner and T-shirts will be produced for sale at the June 30 Secession Days celebration.

Complete rules and a submission form may be downloaded from or by contacting the Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce at or calling (530) 432-1227.

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