CHICAGO, Ill. (July 17, 2013) – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that the club has partnered with iconic jersey sponsor The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., to launch the #cf97ThirdKit design contest, asking Fire supporters to submit designs for the jersey the Fire plans to unveil at the club’s Anniversary game in 2014. In an effort to reach the largest fan-base possible, effective immediately, the Club is closing the original contest and reissuing the contest rules in order to allow the contest to include residents from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana where the entrants' ZIP codes fall within 75 miles of Bridgeview, Illinois.
“This is a great opportunity for our supporters to engage with the Fire brand in a unique way,” said Chicago Fire Chief Operating Officer Atul Khosla. “With this design contest, one designer will see their submission come to life and be immortalized as part of the Club’s tradition for years to come.”
READ: Official #cf97ThirdKit Entry Rules
The five best designs will be chosen by the Chicago Fire and Quaker Oats. Once the final designs are selected, each winner will work directly with the club’s creative team to place the design into an adidas-approved jersey template. The final designs will then be put to a fan vote on www.Chicago-Fire.com.
The winning design will become a part of Fire history and will be scheduled to make its debut for the Anniversary game in 2014, in addition to other future matchday opportunities. The winner will also receive round trip airfare and accommodations for two to attend the Fire’s match against the Portland Timbers in 2014, including a private tour of the adidas campus in Portland, an opportunity to meet with adidas jersey designers and $500.00 to spend at the adidas employee store. All five selected designers will receive two tickets to sit in the Chicago Fire’s Second Star Club for a Fire match.
DOWNLOAD: #cf97ThirdKit Templates
To be considered, entrants must download a template form for the design from www.Chicago-Fire.com. This template form will include blank outlines for entrant’s design. Using the template form, entrants must design the new team third jersey (front/sleeves/back). Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, delivered in-person or via mail per the official rules. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 14.
All Designs must use the template form as well as include the following elements:
· The MLS League logo and the American Flag on the right sleeve and left sleeve of the jersey, respectively,
· The Chicago Fire logo (including MLS Cup Champions Silver Star) on the upper left front side of the jersey.
· The Quaker Man logo on the front side of the jersey.
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