Enter the Walk for 1 in 100 Nationwide T-Shirt Design Contest

Posted Tuesday, Jan 09, 2024


There is no entry fee to submit a design. Only three (3) design submissions per person are allowed. If you are under the age of 18, your design must be submitted by a parent or guardian on your behalf.  The winning design will receive an ACHA Swag Bag.

Rules and Guidelines

  1. This contest is open to all members of Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). This design will become the 2024 Walk for 1 in 100 t-shirt for the National Walk Series. To find a Walk near you, visit www.walk1in100.org to register today!
  2. All designs must be original creations of the contestant and incorporate all of the required design components outlined below and encompassing the Walk for 1 in 100 brand (i.e., colors, trademarks, logos). Submissions must not have been previously published and must not contain profanity, trademarks, other organization's logos, specific Walk Team information, or any copyrighted works of any other person or business (the Walk for 1 in 100 logo and brand colors are available below.)
  3. Design(s) must be submitted in pdf format to Kerry Wevodau at kwevodau@achaheart.org by 11:59pm (EST) on January 26, 2024.
  4. Contest winner must agree to submit a high-resolution layered vector art file within 7 days of notification and agree to work with the ACHA printer if slight changes/modifications are necessary for production. If not, an alternate winner may be chosen due to meet the ACHA's production deadlines.
  5. Winning designer agrees to sign a waiver to allow ACHA the use of their design, free of charge, for any and all printing and promotional purposes.
  6. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to all contest rules. If you have any questions, please email kwevodau@achaheart.org.

Required Design Components

The winning design will be placed on the front of the official nationwide 2024 Walk for 1 in 100 participant t-shirt for the National Walk Series.  

  1. Theme: Design should incorporate the theme “We are Stronger Together.”
  2. Walk for 1 in 100 Logo: The Walk for 1 in 100 logo must be used in the design and is available for your use by clicking here. Please note this version lo resolution version and we will replace it with the correct logo if it’s selected for the T-shirt.
  3. Colors: The winning design will be printed in color so only a total of 4 colors can be used. The Walk for 1 in 100 logo must remain in the colors it appears in. Click here for the three brand colors for the logo that are already included.
  4. Typefaces: Must be an easy-to-read font.
  5. Design Software: Designs must be created in either Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) or Canva. Designs created using t-shirt design websites like, Bonfire, CafePress, and Zazzle will NOT be accepted.

How Winner is Selected

  1. Entries will be evaluated by an independent internal panel of judges and will be reviewed for:
    • Concept and originality of design.
    • Visibility from a reasonable distance.
    • Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines.
    • Successfully capturing the spirit of the Walk for 1 in 100 theme and the overall mission of ACHA.
    • Totality of design and production readiness.
  2. Upon final review, the top three designs will be presented for a public vote on social media at the beginning of February. If a tie breaker is required, a member of the ACHA team will cast the final vote.

Fine Print

Publicity and Agreement: Contest entry constitutes an agreement by the submitting designers to grant free license of all copyrights of the submitted works to ACHA in perpetuity, for publicity and promotional purposes.

Media Release: By submitting artwork, you agree that if your design wins, ACHA retains first printing rights and a free license, in perpetuity, to utilize the design on t-shirts and other promotional items, and marketing, fundraising, and public relations materials. You are guaranteeing that your design does not contain any copyrighted material, including images/copy found on the internet, unless clearly marked as published under a Creative Commons (cc) license. Contest entrants who are not selected as the winning designer(s) retain all rights to their artwork.

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