Run Breast Cancer Out of Town!

And The Winner Is...

Thank you to the many graphic artists who entered the 2011 Komen NYC Race for the Cure poster contest. We received far more entries than we ever dreamed of nearly 200 in all from all over the world and there was a lot of tremendous creativity on display.

The most popular themes from this contest were undoubtedly the Statue of Liberty and the Big Apple. Pink was undoubtedly the predominant color of most entries, although some people used it as an accent rather than the primary theme. Yellow and pink color combinations were particularly popular in many entries.

The judges culled through all of the entries and narrowed it down to 50, then narrowed it down to 20, and then down to a final eight, which you will see displayed below.

In alphabetical order, the finalists in the competition were:

Morgun Alex

Kiev, Ukraine
This interpretation of the Statue of Liberty leading a pack of runners through an urban cityscape attracted attention for its use of the statue and its clean presentation of the text.

Sergio Analco

Cary, North Carolina
The judges liked Sergio’s play on the classic New York City subway signs and his clever use of iconography to represent running breast cancer out of town pictorially as well as in text form.

Alice Brownfield

Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
Another imaginative use of the Statue of Liberty, this time with a more grunge esthetic and carrying her running shoes rather than her torch.

Matteo Dicandia

Barletta, Italy
Matteo’s retro feeling Empire State Building with Run Breast Cancer Out of Town lighting up in the windows while runners make their way up the spiral was popular for its unique presentation of the requested design elements.

Dolores Ljubić and Katarina Čendak

Zagreb, Croatia
The shades of bright and dark pinks and the radiating circle was a real attention-getter a la Vasarely. Note the Statue of Liberty in the lower right corner, too.

Robert “Seth” Patrick

Durham, North Carolina
The clean presentation of the Run Breast Cancer Out of Town message and the creative use of the Statue of Liberty and the radiating glow made this poster stand out.

Kok Cheow Yeoh

The simplicity and clarity of the messaging along with the clever use of a real Big Apple with a post-it featuring the Race info was one of the more unusual and eye-catching entries.

And the winner of the first Komen NYC Race for the Cure poster contest is:

Anna Negrini

London, England, United Kingdom
The combination of the silhouetted Statue of Liberty along with the Run Breast Cancer Out of Town message presented in Broadway-style chaser-light letters made this poster feel fresh and new, different from our previous posters and yet looking forward.

Here is a mock-up of what Anna’s art work might look like as the actual Race poster:


Congratulations to Anna and thank you to all of the wonderful people who entered the competition. We truly appreciate the time and energy that you put into your submissions as well as your dedication to the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer!