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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Art Contest

The 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Art Contest submission deadline has past. We will review submissions and announce a winner soon.

Congratulations Jillian Collins

Winner of the 2017 Art Contest

We selected Austin resident Jillian Collins as the winner of the contest, and presented her with the prize: 365 vouchers for free ThunderCloud subs! In addition to receiving a year’s worth of ThunderCloud subs, Jillian will see her artwork displayed on 20,000 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot T-shirts this November as well as all over town on event guides, posters, website, social media, and more.

Where is she most excited to see her artwork? On the T-shirts of thousands of people on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake, says Jillian. She’s a frequent Trail user herself, and a regular customer at ThunderCloud Subs on Lake Austin Blvd.

Read more about Jillian Collins’ winning design

Event History

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a five-mile run, one-mile walk, and Kid’s K held on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds from the event benefit Caritas of Austin. To date, more than $3.1 million has been raised for Caritas from the event. The 2017 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot will mark the 27th anniversary with more than 20,000 people expected to attend.

About ThunderCloud Subs

Since 1975, ThunderCloud Subs has been Austin’s original neighborhood sub shop with a rich tradition of serving fresh, fast and healthy food in a comfortable atmosphere. ThunderCloud has 30 stores in Central Texas.

About Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home,
they can reach their full potential and contribute to our community. Caritas builds well being by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. Caritas’ innovative, personalized and proven approach to building well being and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

Official Contest Rules


The following describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot art design contest (“Contest”). The purpose of this contest is to create logo art for next year’s ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot event to be used on all merchandise and marketing including shirts, printed materials, website and advertising. Information on how to enter and about the prizes is part of these Official Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency in the website or advertising associated with the Contest or other Contest materials, these Official Rules prevail.


“Entry” means digital line art in a JPG, PDF, AI, SVG or EPS format created by the Entrant for this contest or hand drawn art mailed to ThunderCloud Subs, 1102 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703, Attn: Art Contest, postmarked by the deadline date above.

“Entrant” means individual that created the art.

“A year’s worth of subs” means 365 free sub gift certificates.


The Contest is open to individuals and companies

Employees of ThunderCloud Subs, affiliates associated with the Contest, the contest judges and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the Contest.

Entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter the Contest or have a parent’s/legal guardian’s permission to enter the Contest and have a parent/legal guardian execute the contracts if they become a finalist or winner.

How to Enter

Entries must be submitted to as a JPG, PDF, AI, SVG or EPS, or mailed to ThunderCloud Subs, 1102 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703, Attn: Art Contest.

Art must be original and created by the Entrant.

Any original illustrations submitted by mail will not be returned to Entrant.

Entrants will be required to register and provide personal information (name, email address, phone number, address) with their Entry. Personal information will not be sold to third parties

Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so may be rejected and are not eligible to receive any prize.

Entries may be submitted from October 11, 2017 through end of day November 28, 2017.

There is no fee to enter the Contest, and no purchase necessary.

Void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. The Contest is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are not located in the United States.

Submission Guidelines

The objective of the Contest is to create original art to use for the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot to benefit Caritas of Austin.

All artwork must include the ThunderCloud Subs logo and the Caritas of Austin logo.  It is not necessary that these logos be computer generated, however if you would prefer to use computer generated logos, you can download the 2018 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Logo Pack.

All work must be original to the Entrant and submitted as a JPG, PDF, AI, SVG or EPS format, or original illustration. Art can be line art or illustration, but not to include photos.


Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winner will be announced at in Fall 2018. This date is subject to change.

Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • 365 free subs of your choice gift certificate
  • Up to 10 certificates can be redeemed at one time
  • Announcement by name at and various public social media platforms.

Judging and Selection of Winner

The winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received by end of day on November 28, 2017. Entries are judged on creativity, usability, originality, and appropriateness.
As a condition of entry and before being awarded any prize, prize winner has assigned all ownership and intellectual property (including without limitation copyright) rights in and to the art, to The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot.
The winner must be willing to submit original files so that the art can be adjusted to keep in compliance with ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot brand standards.
Where legally permitted, all winners, as a condition to being awarded any prize, will grant permission for ThunderCloud Subs to make public and otherwise use Winners’ name, likeness, voice and city and state of residence for publicity purposes.
Intellectual Property
All submitted work must be original and not based on copyrighted material.
All submitted work becomes the property of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot.


Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and ThunderCloud Subs in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and ThunderCloud Subs relating to the Contest.