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Brewers Announce Winning Design in “Design A YOUniform” Contest

You probably voted and have been waiting to hear news on the winner.  Just moments ago at “Brewers On Deck,” Ben Peters, of Richfield, Minnesota was announced as the winner of the Brewers Design a YOUniform contest.  Peters’ design will be worn by the Brewers in exhibition games on March 22 in Phoenix at Maryvale Baseball Park and on March 30 in Milwaukee at Miller Park.  Merchandise including t-shirts and caps featuring the winning design is on sale now at Brewers On Deck and at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

Seeing the actual jersey and hat design in person got me really excited for this winning design.  The cream-colored jersey and navy blue hat look awesome.  I think they will be popular with fans.

Ben Peters - Richfield, Minnesota

Ben Peters – Richfield, Minnesota

As the winner, Peters will receive a trip to Brewers Spring Training 2013 to see the winning design on the field at a game. The hats and uniforms from the winning design will be worn by all Brewers players and coaches at the Friday, March 22 Spring Training game at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Chicago Cubs.  Peters will receive airfare for two, tickets to the game in Arizona to see the uniform in action and $1,500 for hotel, ground transportation and other incidentals.  He will also have the opportunity to select the jersey and hat worn by one player from that day, plus will receive ten t-shirts and hats made from his design.

“I’ve always loved vintage designs and the Barrelman logo was always a neat look” said Peters. “I wish I knew the name of the person who originally designed the Barrelman logo because I would like to thank him for inspiring me.”

The authentic jersey with the hats.

The authentic jersey with the hats.

In addition, the Brewers the uniforms will also be worn at Miller Park on Saturday, March 30 as the Brewers take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game.

Last fall, Brewers fans were invited to submit their ideas for an alternate Brewers on-field uniform, and the contest resulted in an overwhelming number of fan entries. After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the Design a YOUniform contest, the Brewers announced the three finalists as selected by a panel of judges.

“The fans’ response to this promotion was tremendous, both in the number of entries received and the votes during the judging of the finalists,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It was difficult to select a winner as the three finalist entries all had very solid support.”

Patch detail
Patch detail

The three finalists – two of whom live outside of Wisconsin – were invited by the Brewers to travel to Milwaukee for Brewers On Deck at the Delta Center where Brewers pitcher John Axford announced Peters as the winner on the Klement’s Main Stage.  Ron Verrecchio from Catonsville, Maryland and Nicholas Fouts from Madison, Wisconsin were the other two finalists.

A photo of Peters and his winning design at Brewers On Deck today.

A photo of Peters and his winning design at Brewers On Deck today.

In addition to an online fan vote, a panel of voters including Axford, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger judged the finalists.  Other judges included Jill Aronoff, Brewers Senior Director – Merchandise Branding and representatives from Majestic, New Era and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Finalists Announced in Brewers “Design a YOUniform” Contest

After receiving nearly 700 submissions for the Brewers “Design a YOUniform” contest that began last fall, the Brewers today announced the three* finalists.  Today, a fan vote begins at Brewers.com/uniform where fans can have their say in the contest.

It was interesting to see the submitted designs.  Some had a Milwaukee flair, some had a retro taste, some went back to the Milwaukee Braves roots, some touched on Arizona and Maryvale.  The creativity shown by participants was great.

In the end, the panel narrowed it down and the final three submissions are shown below.  I like the three finalists. All use touches of Brewers design elements, but at the same time, offer a fresh and unique look.  I’m not giving away my favorite because I don’t want to sway anyone’s decision, but I would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Ron Verrecchio - Catonsville, Maryland

Ron Verrecchio – Catonsville, Maryland

Nicholas Fout - Madison, Wisconsin

Nicholas Fouts – Madison, Wisconsin

Ben Peters - Richfield, Minnesota

Ben Peters – Richfield, Minnesota

Verrecchio’s design has a good combination of two classic Brewers logos–the “Barrelman” and the “Ball-and-Glove.”  I also like the royal blue color used.  Another simple design element that I like in this one is the piping around the sleeves and down the center of the jersey.  It really gives it a complete look.

Fouts uses two design combinations that I like a lot.  The first is the use of “Milwaukee” on the jersey.  I like when road jerseys use the name of the city/state they are from.  Continuing on that theme, I love the logo that uses the state of Wisconsin with the classic “M” on the hat.  That use of the state of Wisconsin on the hat is a tradition that I like to see as the Brewers are not just Milwaukee’s team, but belong to the entire state.

Peters’ blends classic with modern.  He uses the current Brewers gold and navy colors and puts a classic twist on it with a great rendition of the “Barrelman” logo.  Again, the state of Wisconsin is seen on the patch and the pieces of barley used in our current primary logo appear.  The classic Brewers font and numbering give it an old-time feel.

All three finalists will travel to Milwaukee for “Brewers On Deck” at the Delta Center where the winner will be announced at 10:15 a.m. at the Klement’s Main Stage.  In addition to the fan vote, a panel of voters including Axford, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin and Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger will judge the finalists.  The fan vote will stay open until Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. CT and will count as one vote among the panel of eight judges. Other judges include Brewers Senior Director – Merchandise Branding Jill Aronoff, and representatives from Majestic, New Era and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The hats and uniforms from the winning design will be worn by all Brewers players and coaches at the Friday, March 22 Spring Training game at Maryvale Baseball Park against the Chicago Cubs.  The winner will receive airfare for two, tickets to the game in Arizona to see the uniform in action. and $1,500 for hotel, ground transportation and other incidentals.  The winner will also have the opportunity to select the jersey and hat worn by one player from that day, plus will receive ten t-shirts and hats made from their design.  Not a bad prize package!

In addition, the Brewers announced today that the uniforms will also be worn at Miller Park on Saturday, March 30 as the Brewers take on the Chicago White Sox in an exhibition game.  It will be nice for the Milwaukee fans to see the uniforms at Miller Park.

For fans interested in purchasing the unique Brewers gear, t-shirts and hats featuring the winning design will be available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and at the Brewers Team Store at Maryvale at a later date.

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I think we have three pretty unique designs and I can’t wait to see how this contest plays out.  I have been excited about it from the start and looking at the finalists makes me more excited to see who comes out on top.  Good luck to all three finalists and don’t forget to cast your vote!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

*Please note that originally, we planned to have four finalists and a fourth finalist was selected. However, upon contacting the individual who submitted the design after voting was completed last week, it was clear that this fourth finalist was not eligible to participate in the contest. With the complexities of clearing trademark and licensing issues with each design (a process that can require several weeks of advance notice), there was not time to replace the fourth finalist with an alternate design.

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Our Uniform is Your Canvas: The Brewers Are Putting the “YOU” in “YOUniform”

So I have been pretty excited about this promotion for some time now.  It’s really been hard to keep this one a secret.  I’m a self-proclaimed sports uniform/jersey/logo nerd.  It’s OK, I’m cool with it. If you are like me, or have a knack for creativity and design or just want to put your mark on Brewers baseball, then this contest is for you.

The Brewers are inviting fans to take part in their “Design a YOUniform” contest. That is right. We are looking for fans to design a Brewers uniform and cap that the Brewers will wear during a 2013 Spring Training game.

Where would you begin?

Where would you begin?

Templates for the contest and complete rules will be available online at Brewers.com/uniform and at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.  The template allows fans to design the jersey top and cap and contestants can create their design digitally or by hand.  Design templates will be available beginning Friday at 10 a.m. CT and the deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 13.  The completed designs can be uploaded to Brewers.com/uniform or dropped off at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic.

The first group of entries will be judged by an internal Brewers committee.  That group will narrow the entries down to four finalists.  On Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. CT, the four finalists will be announced on Brewers.com.  A fan vote will open up on Brewers.com that day and a panel of judges including Brewers pitcher John Axford, Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin, Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger, Brewers Senior Director of Merchandise Branding Jill Aronoff, representatives from Majestic, New Era and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will judge the four finalists (the fan poll will be weighted the same as one judge’s vote).

Have at it!

Have at it!

At Brewers On Deck on Sunday, January 27 at the Delta Center in downtown Milwaukee, the four finalists will be on hand to present their designs.  Axford will announce the winner of the contest on the Main Stage at Brewers On Deck.  Each of the four finalists will receive a trip to Milwaukee for Brewers On Deck including $250!

The winning uniforms and caps will be worn by Brewers players and coaches during the Brewers vs. Cubs Spring Training game on Friday, March 22 at Maryvale Baseball Park.  The winning designer will receive a trip to Spring Training to see that game.  The prize package for the winner is packed with goodies:

-  Airfare for two people to Phoenix

- Game tickets for the March 22 Brewers vs. Cubs game at Maryvale Baseball Park

- A cash prize for hotel, transportation and other incidentals

- The opportunity to select one player’s jersey and cap from that day

- 10 t-shirts and 10 caps made from the design

Not to mention, the winner can brag about being the fan that won one of the coolest contests in team history.

“People have great ideas for how they would design an alternate uniform for the team, and this is the ultimate opportunity for everyone to have their say,” said Schlesinger in a press release. “Participants can pick their favorite colors, original logos, and script, or they can utilize elements of the Brewers current uniforms with their own unique twist. It’s literally a blank template and a chance for everyone to show off their creative sides.”

Get creative Brewers fans, we cannot wait to see some of your designs.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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