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Still One Week To Submit to the Parkinson's Awareness Month T-Shirt Contest!

Each year, April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  How can you raise awareness and enlist others in the fight for a cure?  Enter YOUR design in the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Annual Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-Shirt Design Contest! 

PDF invites you to submit a design, including its trademark tulip, that you think will help the Parkinson’s community to spread the word about our cause next April.  Submissions are due by Monday, January 31, 2011.

After our judges select five finalist designs, the general public will have the chance to vote online for their favorite.  The winning design will be featured on a t-shirt worn by thousands of people across the coutnry.

Read below for detailed information and stay tuned to our website for more information on Parkinson's Awareness Month.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Use a maximum of four (4) colors for your design – no gradients or transparent layers are allowed.
  • All entries must incorporate PDF’s green and yellow and its trademarked tulip.
  • Keep the design off the seams.
  • Do not use dates or months in the design.
  • Save the design as a .jpeg or .pdf at 1000x750 pixel resolution before uploading.
  • Remember the design must be your own original unpublished work and must not contain any third-party logos, trademarks or copyright material.
  • One design per person.

Deadlines & Submissions:
The deadline for sending in your design is Monday, January 31, 2011.  Send all final designs to

Judging and Selection:
All entries will be voted upon by a committee of judges comprised of members of our Creativity and Parkinson’s Project.  After this committee selects our five finalists, the general public will vote for the winning design on PDF’s website.  The winning design will be announced on Thursday, March 10.  It will be featured on a t-shirt will be offered exclusively on PDF’s online store and to participants of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Please direct all questions to or call (800) 457-6676 with your inquiries.

2010 Winner
Find out the story behind last year's design contest winner, Heather Hinrichsen.
Read Heather's Story