TDN Advertising Designer Amanda Crelin is one of five finalists in the Breeders’ Cup’s design-a-t-shirt contest to raise money to help COVID-19 efforts.
The contest, launched in May to support industry workers affected by the pandemic, challenged people to design a t-shirt that could be sold on www.breederscupshop.com, with the proceeds from the winning design supporting backstretch communities and other industry stakeholders impacted by the Coronavirus.
“My dad forwarded me the news about the contest,” said Crelin. “He loves horseracing, so he gets Breeders’ Cup emails, and he said maybe this is something that you’re interested in. I wasn’t really sure I’d have time to work on it, but the next time I saw him, `he said how’s your design coming along?’ I hadn’t realized just how interested he was in it, and I got to work on it that night.”
Crelin, who was born in the TDN’s hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey, has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Arcadia University, and has been with the TDN since 2011. “I had the idea to do horse racing mixed with the idea that we’re all in this together,” she said. “It was fun to do. It was something different. It’s horse-racing related, but I could make it whatever I wanted. I sent my initial design to a few friends and they gave me their input. I found out on Monday that I was a finalist.”
The five finalists can be seen at www.breederscup.com/contest. Crelin’s is the first on the page, with the name Amanda C. Fans can vote every day until the contest closes on June 7 by clicking on the heart.