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Fairfax Co. Park Authority Hosts Design Contest for Teens

One Fairfax teen will see their design on hundreds of T-shirts.

Fairfax Co. Park Authority Hosts Design Contest for Teens

By Rachel Hatzipanagos

The Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting a T-shirt design contest for youths ages 12 to 18. The contest is mean to promote the county’s “ Take Back the Forest Initiative” to restore native habitat on parkland.   

The winner will receive a $50 REI gift certificate and a free T-Shirt. Volunteers will wear the winning T-shirt design while removing non-native invasive plants at clean-ups scheduled from April 15 through May 15 of next year.

The park authority has released the following guidelines on art submissions:

  • All artwork must be original
  • Maximum of three colors
  • No gradients or transparent layers
  • Size must be 12 x 12 inches
  • Include the words "Take Back the Forest" in the design
  • Artwork may be submitted online as PDF file (10MB max)
  • The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges
  • Artwork will not be returned

Visit  Take Back the Forest website to view the full rules and enter the contest. For more information, please contact Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681.

The deadline to submit a design is January 10. 

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