All media acceptable; winner to be reproduced & printed by 4-color process. Overall size should not exceed 30 x 30 inches —
suggested is at least 20 x 30, mounted on foam core. Vertical orientations (where the overall width is smaller than the overall height) are recommended — keep in mind the proportions of a T-shirt.
a. 41st Annual
b. Cooper River Bridge Run 10K
c. April 7, 2018 Charleston, SC
If you don’t include text, the Bridge Run will collaborate with the winner to decide on text placement.
*Drop-off Monday through Friday, 10 AM- 5 PM until June 30, 2017 at the CRBR Store, or if out of town, ship to CRBR at 716 South Shelmore Blvd. #105, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 *Jury to meet late July. Display of all work, awards and reception for all the artists will be in August. (date TBA; all entrants will receive an invitation in the mail. Note: The winning Artist will be contacted by August 1st, all others will be invited to the Unveiling party. (date to be announced)
The jury will be looking for one dynamic image to represent the Bridge Run as both a poster and a T-shirt. The winner will receive $1000, a lot of recognition, 100 posters and 24 shirts. The jury reserves the right to pick a separate poster and T-shirt winner, with each receiving $500; and the CRBR reserves the right to reject the selected image if it is deemed to be inappropriate or of insufficient quality to represent the event (such a decision by the CRBR would be extremely unlikely).
Children and student entries will be entered and are eligible to win. Please note that ALL entries become the property of the Cooper River Bridge Run, and if not chosen as the winning entry will be auctioned off to benefit the Bridge Run “Charity Connection” charities. The winning entry will be framed and hang in the Cooper River Bridge Run office. By entering the contest you certify that this is your original work and you give permission for this work to be reproduced for purposes of publicizing the Bridge Run and / or the design competition.
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Armed with an unorthodox arsenal of knives, dry brushes and assorted unconventional implements, Tate Nation paints in multiple layers of acrylics on canvas-covered wood panels, creating vibrant paintings that are drenched in texture, and packed with energy and movement. Tate’s non-traditional paintings are a lively medley of bold compositions, festive themes, and a vivid color palette influenced by Caribbean art.
His works have been commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service, Coca-Cola, Delta and United Airlines, Canon USA, Time-Life, and Radisson Hotels Worldwide, among many others. Tate’s paintings and prints are held in private and public collections worldwide and have appeared in numerous national publications. A former freelance illustrator and featured artist for the 2000 and 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, Tate has also illustrated more than a dozen books, served as Illustrator-in-Residence for the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, and has been awarded many honors for his fine art paintings and illustrations. Two of his original works have been exhibited in the Society of Illustrators’ Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
Tate’s paintings have previously been featured on t-shirts, posters, promotions and awards for the Charleston Marathon, Turkey Day Run, Old Village Harbor 5K, and the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series.
Raised in Kentucky and upstate New York, Tate received his BFA from Western Kentucky University, where he was a collegiate swimmer.
Tate lives and paints in Charleston, SC.
To see more of his work, explore his online gallery: tatenation.com, or visit his gallery at 257 King Street in Charleston, by appointment.
Shea Tighe has called Charleston, SC his home for the past three years. Growing up, he would spend summers on nearby Seabrook Island with his family and knew there was no place he’s rather be than the Lowcountry. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Shea graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture and began his career with the international resort planning firm EDSA in Fort Lauderdale. two years later, Shea decided to make the move to Charleston. Not able to find work as a landscape architect, he got a job as the Marketing Coordinator for… wait for it… Seabrook Island. While there, he discovered a passion for graphic design and photography and focused his energy on those disciplines. After gaining experience as a freelance graphic designer and photographer with local agencies, he was given the opportunity to practice landscape architecture once again with Seamon Whiteside. The entrepreneurial side of Shea led him to his current endeavor with STEM Premier, a technology start-up in that connects academic and technical STEM students with colleges and companies. He manages business development and educational partnerships for the Mt. Pleasant-based company. Shea is known to take on freelance photography and graphic design projects as well. On his own time, Shea enjoys being active and outside. He loves paddle boarding, landscape photography and is an avid runner. If it’s raining, you will find him with a cup of coffee working on his next graphic design project.
Marcus is a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina where he has lived for the past 19 years. He is married to his lovely wife Tonya and has two children, John (10) and Amelia (born 8/2/13).
Marcus was born and raised in a military family. His father, William Terry is a retired Marine Corps officer who spent a total of 20 years in the service. Marcus was born on the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1976 and grew up in Northern Virginia and Okinawa, Japan. Upon his father’s retirement from the Marine Corps in 1991, the family moved to Chapel Hill, NC where Marcus finished High School before attending college at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he received his degree in Architecture in 1998.
Marcus now practices architecture in Charlotte with RPA Design. His focus for much of his career has been on environments for the aging population. He has designed many nursing homes around the Carolina’s and has worked with The Department of Veteran’s Affairs on the design of many VA Living Centers and Veteran’s Homes.
Marcus enjoys doing graphic design projects as a hobby among other things. He also loves fishing, golf and is learning tennis from his wife who is a solid amateur tennis player. He hopes to be able to beat her at some point in his life. She refused to play him while she was 9 months pregnant when he felt he had his best chance.
Marcus was inspired to create this design while he was participating in the 2009 Bridge Run. The design portrays a perspective from on the bridge itself. When running on the bridge and approaching the pylons, the stay cables seem to stretch past you in all directions creating a fascinating visual pattern that draw your eye straight through the bridge itself, motivating you to power through! The colors selected were meant to reflect the bright and vibrant character of the City of Charleston and it’s residents who open their arms to us year after year. Marcus is looking forward to seeing the bridge again from this rare vantage point again in April 2014.
Peyton was born September 10, 2003, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to Jennifer and Noah Moore. He was a 4th grade student at Mount Pleasant Academy and formerly at The O’Quinn School in Mount Pleasant. He loved sports and being outdoors and was a member of The Mount Pleasant Track Club, the Charleston Running Club, Charleston Runs, and USA Track and Field. Peyton ran the Cooper River Bridge Kids run from 2005 to 2012 and then ran the Cooper River Bridge 10K in 2013. Always wanting to encourage others, he was a supporter of the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, and when running, wanted to recognize those who were supporting any event. Peyton loved chess, drawing and playing piano.
Not one to sit around, Peyton was also a member of the International Juggler’s Association, the Cub Scouts, and was a strong athlete. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Redskins Championship Football Team, qualified and competed in the USA Track & Field2012 National Junior Olympic Championship, and was the number one Javelin Thrower in the State of South Carolina for 9 and 10 year olds. And, even at his young age, he was an inspiration by serving as a running coach for adults in Couch to 5k groups, tutored other students, and was the leading scorer on his basketball team this past year. Even with all of Peyton’s love of sports from kayaking to swimming, boating to football, he also loved school and his teachers, making straight A’s and holding perfect attendance. He was recognized for the Principle’s Honor Roll each year. Peyton’s family, however, was number one! He loved to be with his grandparents on their boat, swim off their dock, run with his dad, and camping and spending hours talking with his mama about life and love.
A 1990 graduate of the Citadel. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. Went to flight school and flew both SH-60B Seahawk helicopters and T-34C trainers as an instructor. Completed two long cruise deployments to Europe and the Middle East (plus the Suez and Panama Canals).
Kevin separated from Naval Service in Jan, 2001 to pursue a career in commercial aviation. After serving as a First Officer at Atlantic Coast Airlines/Independence Air for 5 years (Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet), Kevin was furloughed as the airline enacted a RIF to remain financially solvent. Choosing not to remain in the airline industry, Kevin became a certified personal trainer for two years, and then entered the teaching arena, becoming a middle school math teacher at a North Charleston Title I. school from 2008-2011. He is proud to have accepted an opportunity to return to his alma mater to work with a new generation of Cadets and future leaders of the community and the country. He is currently serving the Corps as F Co. Tactical Officer.
Kevin enjoys spending his free time painting, traveling and serving his community through local organizations including “Run Buddies”, Louie’s Kids, Pet Helpers, Charleston Animal Society and the American Red Cross.
Kevin also enjoys training for endurance events including marathons, triathlons, and cycling races. He has two adopted daughters, Luna and Comet, who provide him canine levity and random acts of kindness.