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Contact: Christine Payton Aug. 18, 2008
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
New slogan competition added to Wear Red mix
Wear Red Day Aug. 29It’s that time of year again to contend for Wear Red bragging rights. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will celebrate it’s third annual Wear Red Day on Aug. 29. The event is held in conjunction each year with National College Colors Day.

To mark the event, the university encourages everyone to Wear Red to show support and passion for Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns.

And again this year, businesses and schools can participate in the Wear Red contest. “The contest will be divided into categories based on a company’s overall size,” said Matt Tarver, assistant director for Trademark Licensing. “The winning companies and schools will be recognized as 2008 Wear Red Champions with an on-field presentation during a UL Lafayette home football game.”

Photos of all participating teams will be displayed on the giant scoreboard at home football games throughout the season.

In 2007, more than 70 businesses submitted photos for the competition. Winners included:

• Home Mortgage, small business

• Southland Engine, mid-size business

• Garden View Assisted Living, large business

• Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, spirit winner; and

• Cathedral Carmel School, K-12 school spirit winner.

To enter this year’s Wear Red competition, simply submit a high-resolution digital photograph of your group wearing red on Aug. 29, along with a note indicating the total number of people wearing red and the number of people employed by your business.

Submissions can be sent via email to WearRed@louisiana.edu. The deadline for photo entries is Sept. 8.

Businesses and schools can also compete in a new Wear Red slogan contest. “We will also be recognizing the business and/or school with the most creative Wear Red slogan or catch phrase that is displayed at the business or school location,” said Tarver. “To enter this competition, just take a photo of the slogan on the company sign and email it to WearRed@louisiana.edu.”

The deadline for the slogan photo submissions is also Sept. 8.

For more information about Wear Red Day, call (337) 482-6397 or email WearRed@louisiana.edu


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It's a public institution that awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes - Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns - compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

Document last revised Monday, August 18, 2008 7:53 AM

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