Posted by SKEF on January 14 2015
Sprague High School sophomore Jason Barrett crafted the winning logo for the 2015 Awesome 3000 fun run.
His design placed first out of 45 entries from students around the Salem-Keizer School District. Representatives from Salem-Keizer Education Foundation announced the news at Sprague High School Jan. 12. Each year the foundation invites young artists in the Salem-Keizer School District to come up with a design for the Awesome 3000 fun run held the first Saturday in May.
“I’m always impressed by the quality of the art,” said SKEF’s Executive Director Krina Lee. “Every year it becomes more and more professional.”
In addition to seeing his artwork on 5,000 t-shirts and thousands of
registration forms and posters, Barrett gets a check for $100. He also
earns a $250 contribution to the Sprague High School art department.
The second place Awesome 3000 design was created by Ian Allen, a junior also from Sprague. He will get a $50 check. Third place went to McNary High School senior Megan Douglas who won $25.
All of the colorful designs feature Foundation mascot “Geo” and show the words “Awesome 3000” and “2015” prominently. The Awesome 3000 is one the largest timed youth fun runs in the U.S. and the funding source for SKEF’s annual innovation grants.
The 33rd annual Awesome is set for May 2, 2015.
The Awesome 3000 all-youth fun run is the organization’s signature event. The annual event is recognized as one of the largest children’s runs in the nation. Awesome proceeds and foundation sponsorships go toward $50,000 in grants each year for original and motivational school programs. More than 1,000 grants totaling more than $1,000,000 have been awarded to educators since 1982.