Based on the success of last year’s inaugural t-shirt contest, Schlotzsky’s Deli and its Bun Run race sponsors are once again leaving the look of the Bun Run t-shirt up to the public.

All eligible U.S. residents ages 13 and up can submit their artwork for consideration between now and Jan. 16, 2009. Judges will select the top five finalists, showcase them online Feb. 1-28 and allow voters to choose their favorite design. The winning artist will receive $1,000 and recognition at the race on May 3 — and of course, thousands of race participants and volunteers will sport the selected masterpiece. The remaining four finalists will earn $100 each.

Participants can submit up to three designs. All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 16 and mailed to:

Schlotzsky’s 2009 Bun Run T-Shirt Design Contest

301 Congress Ave., Suite 1100

Austin, TX 78701

For official rules and to enter the contest, visit

The city’s longest-running 5K, the Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run hosts an average of 5,000 participants and raises an average of $50,000 for Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, YMBL’s program that sends at-risk and disadvantaged youths to summer camp to learn about leadership, team-building and trust. “We sincerely appreciate all the Bun Run and Austin Sunshine Camps support we’ve gotten from the community for over 25 years,” says Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “We think this year’s t-shirt contest will give everyone another way to feel even more connected to the good works that come about thanks to the race.

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