From Uni Watch’s Phil Hecken:
Third Time’s A Charm! Your 2018 Griffins Design Contest
or the third consecutive year, I’m pleased to announce what has become our annual design contest, once again in partnership with the Grand Rapids Griffins (a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League, whose primary affiliate is the Detroit Red Wings). The original contest began in 2016 (from which I received 85 submissions), and was held again last year, which resulted in 119 submissions.
I had hoped to kick the contest off on August 1st, but due to some personnel shifting in the Griffins organization, we’re getting the contest off the ground today.
In the past two contests, the winner received a personalized jersey, tickets to the game when the jerseys was worn, and public recognition at the game. An awesome “prize” for the winner. The Griffins have graciously offered this as a prize again for this year’s winner.
This contest will be very similar in set-up to the past two. While last year the team was looking for a “fauxback” design, this year the team is simply looking for a “Third Jersey.” That leaves much to your imagination, designers! As a point of information, back in 2015 the team adopted black, red and white as official colors, with the new logo and unis detailed here. For the contest, the team has NOT specified any particular colors for your jersey design, but the official team colors are (CMYK Colors): Red 12/100/92/3, Gray 31/25/26/0, Gold 43/49/76/21, Black 75/68/67/90, White 0/0/0/0.
According to Hecken, the contest will run until Tuesday, August 21st at 10 AM EDT….