USA Pro Challenge - STAGE 4 LOC Hosts POSTER Contest for ARTISTS & Fans

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COLORADO SPRINGS (March 24, 2014) - The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) in Colorado Springs for Stage 4of the2014 USA Pro Challenge will again host a contest inviting artists to create a local event poster for the fourth annual race 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 Colorado Springs LOC Facebook page beginning Monday, March 24. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 18 with the winners being announced on Friday, May 2.

Artists will have plenty to draw upon as the 2014 Pro Challenge route guides the world's elite cyclists through some of the most picturesque settings in the country.

"We're looking for something that captures the unique landscape of Colorado Springs as well as the extreme physical and mental fortitude required for success in the USA Pro Challenge," said Peter Scoville, Colorado Springs LOC Co-Chair. "There have been some phenomenal artwork submissions through the poster contest in previous years and we expect to see some incredible submissions again this year. This contest gives fans and artists an opportunity to get involved in the premier professional cycling race in the U.S."

Submissions must meet the following requirements:
Ability to be a 11" x 17" and 18" x 24" size
Final artwork must be provided in 300 dpi or greater. Winner must be prepared to provide original Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or other graphic design file.

All entries must be submitted via the USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4 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.

Once entries are submitted, a local team will review the submissions and select the winner. The winner will receive two passes to the LOC Stage 4 VIP area on August 21.

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.

About the USA Pro Challenge
Referred to as "America's Race," the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world's top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they've ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America's most beautiful scenery.

More information can be found online at and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.

About Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge
Stage 4 in Colorado Springs will be a circuit race with the entire route, including the start and finish, within the city limits of Colorado Springs. The route will be announced by USA Pro Challenge in February.