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Red, White and Tahoe Blue T-shirt contest under way

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With the count-down for Lake Tahoe's biggest holiday celebration well under way, the officials at Red, White and Tahoe Blue, in collaboration with the Incline School Academic Excellence Foundation, have kicked off its annual T-Shirt Student Art Contest.

This year's creative theme is Celebrating the 200th birthday of the Star Spangled Banner, and children are encouraged to be as colorful and creative as they'd like for this second annual competition.

"Incline Schools Academic Excellence Foundation is delighted to, once again, support the Red, White and Tahoe Blue T-shirt design contest, as we see this as an outstanding opportunity for all of our community school aged children to show their artistic talents," said Susan Herron, secretary and treasurer of ISAEF. "It's also very rewarding to see the overall winning submission showcased as the official event T-shirt."

The prizes are a $50 iTunes gift card in each of the grade groups that include kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. The final winning entry, from the four grades will receive an iPad Mini.

The T-shirts will be on sale before the close of the school year. Locations will be announced at the schools and on the festival's website at http://www.redwhitetahoeblue.org.

Axis Apparel returns this year as the in-kind sponsor for the production of the shirts.

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"We were happy to have the opportunity to donate to the community," said Tony Tartaglio of Axis Apparel, which specializes in custom imprinted items for all occasions.

Red, White and Tahoe Blue volunteer board member Shelia Leijon is the lead on the organization of this annual content. For more information, contact Leijon though the festival's email at info@redwhitetahoeblue.org.

Incline Schools Academic Excellence Foundation is a non-profit organization, the mission of which is to provide support, resources and a forum for discussion and collaboration to assist the Incline Village public schools in their efforts to give students a world-class education. Learn more at http://www.isaefforourkids.com.