Calling All Artists!

Do you want your work to be seen by tens of thousands of runners from all over the WORLD? Submit samples, be chosen as one of three finalists and start DESIGNING!

We are holding a competition to find an artist who will create the design for the Official Poster of the 2017 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! This poster design will be seen by approximately 60,000 runners, volunteers and Expo visitors on race weekend, plus thousands of web views before and after the race, from people all around the world. Approximately 1,000 posters will be produced and sold* online and at the GNC Live Well Health & Fitness Expo race weekend. (*Proceeds from poster sales benefit the P3R Kids Of Steel and Project R.U.N. programs.)

The selection process will operate in three steps.

  1. Submission of Past Work (January 11-26): Artists will submit 3-5 samples of past work to be reviewed. P3R Staff will review and select 3 artists to "compete" for the final design. 
  2. Concept Piece/Design: Three finalists will be given a stipend* to create a concept design for the poster and instructions on what is required. (*Stipend/Compensation will be provided to all three finalists for their time spent on the concept piece, with the winning design being awarded a bonus!)   
  3. Online Vote (February 21-28): The concept pieces will be put up for a vote on our Facebook page. Most votes wins! (Artist will work with P3R staff to finalize concept piece into camera-ready artwork.)

If you would like to enter the contest, or would like more information on the entry process please click below. 

Please note, there is no fee to enter the competition.  

Poster artwork has been submitted and is live for voting!  Vote here:


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