Arcata, Calif., (May 4, 2010) â€“ Kokatat, the 39-year-old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is gearing up for their big 4-0 anniversary year in 2011, and kicking off the milestone in style by launching a T-shirt graphics design contest. Kokatat is seeking a design that embodies the essence of Kokatat through the inspiring theme, â€œInto the Water, since 1971â€. The contest will run from today, May 4, through May 31, 2010.
All entries must be in jpg file but may originate in any medium. The only eligibility is to be a Facebook Fan of Kokatat, as all submissions must be uploaded to the T-shirt Design Contest Album on Kokatat's Facebook Page.
The winner will be selected in the beginning of June by the Kokatat Inc. staff on the basis of originality, creative interpretation of the theme, and technical skill. Along with bragging rights, prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. First place will win a MsFIT Tour PFD, a TROPOS Light Breeze jacket for second place and OuterCore Long Sleeve shirt for third place. The t-shirt will be released at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 as a commemorative prize for fans and friends of Kokatat.
â€œAfter 40 years of producing paddlewear for people who work and play on the water, we are eager to offer this contest and integrate creative ideas from the brand's followers,â€ said PR & field marketing manager Lisa Kincaid.
To learn more information about the rules and specifications of the contest please visit www.kokatat.com/tee.asp.
About Kokatat Watersports Wear
For the past 39 years, Kokatat has built a reputation as a friendly company of paddling enthusiasts, dedicated to creating innovative paddlewear and accessories. Kokatat is a highly trusted brand known for its independence, high level of quality in addition to an extremely well respected, service-driven business model. Kokatat is an incredibly strong brand and is known for authenticity and launching game changing paddling products.