USA Pro Challenge Welcomes Back National Contest for Fans to Create Official Commemorative Poster

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Contest to be Hosted on Facebook with Winner Announced May 13

The 2013 USA Pro Challenge will again host a nation-wide contest inviting artists to create a national event poster that will be seen throughout the world. All types of artists – professional, amateur, aspiring – are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook page beginning March, 25, 2013. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 19th, with the winners being announced on Friday, May 10th.

Artists will have plenty to draw upon as the 2013 Pro Challenge route guides the world’s elite cyclists through some of the most picturesque settings in the country.

“Being able to combine scenic backdrops, the intense competition of the USA Pro Challenge and the creative eye of artists should result in some of the most stunning portrayals of our sport we have ever seen,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the USA Pro Challenge. “We saw great success with an incredible increase of submissions and participation in the 2012 contest and we look forward to seeing the talent and creativity of our community once again.”

Once entries are submitted, the race’s thousands of loyal Facebook fans will have a chance to cast their votes for the ten best national posters. From there, executives of the Pro Challenge will select the winner. The winner will receive four passes to the VIP hospitality of their choice in addition to having his/her poster produced and sold to race fans both online and onsite during the race August 19-25.

All entries must be submitted via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook contest page (only online entries will be eligible). This requires either that the artwork be in digital media format or that a digital photograph of the artwork be posted in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions adopted by Facebook. Each file must be in JPEG format and otherwise comply with Facebook’s requirements for posting. Multiple entries may be submitted, but must be submitted at the same time.

This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. There is no fee to enter and no purchase is required. Official rules for the program can be found at http://www.facebook.com/USAProCyclingChallenge.

About the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure – more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery.

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the third annual USA Pro Challenge will take place August 19-25, 2013, and travel through 8 host cities from Aspen to Denver. More than 1 million spectators are expected to once again line the route to see if Christian Vande Velde will defend his title as reigning champion, while millions more around the world watch the race live on television and online through the Tour Tracker.

More information can be found online at http://www.USAProCyclingChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.

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