Fur Rondy Announces the 2013 Collectible Series Design Competition
Calling artists to submit design for the 2013 Fur Rondy Pin – Deadline is Friday, May 25, 2012.
Anchorage, AK, February 19, 2012:The Board of Directors of Greater Anchorage, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2013 Collectible Series Design Competition – “Fur Rondy Pin Design” competition.
A tradition since the early days of Rondy, the Fur Rondy collector pins are an integral part of Rondy. Representing the spirit of the festival and celebration of the ten days of Rondy, these pins are worn across the globe.
Artists are invited to submit original designs that reflect the spirit of this premier winter festival. The selected design will be featured on the 2013 collector series pins and merchandise. The selected artist will have a place in Alaska and Rondy history and ten days of “fame” - being featured in the Official Rondy Guide and website and in Rondy media placements. Additionally the artist will ride in the Rondy Grand Parade, receive selected merchandise and represent Rondy as the 2013 collector series artist.
Information and entry forms are available at www.furrondy.net. Deadline for entries is Noon on Friday, May 25, 2012.
The collector pins and associated merchandise not only raise money for Fur Rondy, but also raise money for many non-profits throughout the community. Non-profit clubs are able to purchase Rondy pins at a discounted price and sell them at retail, keeping the difference and raising money for their own club. Partnering with non-profits in pins sales, helps them provide a revenue stream for them to carry out their missions and charitable work in our community.
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous is a ten day festival in Anchorage, Alaska, celebrating the life and culture of Alaska. The World Championship Sled Dog Races are the cornerstone event, bringing teams of sled dogs and mushers to Anchorage from across Alaska and all over the world. Other notable Fur Rondy events include the Rondy Carnival, the Grand Parade, Yukigassen, Outhouse Races, Frostbite Footrace and Charlotte Jensen Native Market, Blanket Toss and much more.
The dates of the 2013 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous are
February 22 - March 3, 2013.