Submissions taken for Great Fish T-shirt competition

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A runner participates in the Great Fish Color Run in this Pilot file photo.

The Whitefish Community Foundation is accepting online submissions for the 2019 Great Fish Color Run and Community Celebration T-Shirt Design Contest.

The winning T-shirt design will be unveiled at the Great Fish Community Challenge Launch Party at First Interstate Bank of Whitefish on July 25. More 600 T-shirts will be distributed to runners participating in the Great Fish Color Run and Community Celebration on Sept. 7. Submissions are due Friday, June 7 by 5 p.m., and the winning designer will receive a $500 grant for the 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge participating nonprofit of their choice. For more information, visit https://www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/great-fish/.

Also, get ready for the Great Fish Poetry Slam! Poetry Slam is a game invented to showcase performance poetry and engage the audience. Poets perform their own work, either individually or in a group, to be judged in a competition.

Submit an entry form and a video file of performing the original poem about the Great Fish Community Challenge to contact@whitefishcommunityfoundation.org. Up to 10 submissions will be invited to perform their entry at the Great Fish Poetry Slam during the Color Run and Community Celebration on Sept. 7. The public determines the best Slammer by casting votes online until Sept. 23, and the winning entry will perform at the Great Fish Awards Celebration on Oct. 10. The winning individual or group will select one 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge participating nonprofit to receive a $1,000 grant. For more information, visit https://www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/great-fish/.

The Great Fish Community Challenge is a collaborative fundraiser designed to encourage mission awareness while raising funds for local nonprofit programs and services. The campaign has raised over $7 million for more than 55 local nonprofits since 2015. Visit https://www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/ between July 25 and Sept. 13 to give to multiple charities in one transaction, and see your gift maximized with a matching grant. The Great Fish Community Challenge will officially end on Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

The 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge Launch Party at First Interstate Bank of Whitefish will be at 5 p.m. on July 25 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate campaign kick-off with 53 participating nonprofits. Donate to a participating charity at the event for the chance to boost the gift with an incentive grant.

For more information about the Whitefish Community Foundation and the Great Fish Community Challenge visit the Foundation website at www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org or call 406-863-1781. The Whitefish Community Foundation is dedicated to fostering philanthropy, building endowments and helping donors and nonprofits benefit our community

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