DCR is having a contest to design an Official DCR Summer Jersey. The winner (selected by member vote) will receive a free jersey.
After the contest is over you will be able to buy DCR jerseys in late April as part of a one-time private group purchase from the manufacturer.
The designs that have been submitted so far are posted here.
Gary Dean has kindly agreed to manage the jersey design competition and jersey order.
President, DC Randonneurs
WHAT: DC Randonneurs is sponsoring a design contest for the official DC Randonneurs summer jersey - with the prize of a jersey for the winning design. Voler has been selected for the jersey manufacturer, and the design must be created using Voler’s “Semi-Custom Design Studio.” Once the final design is determined (through popular voting by DC Randonneurs members), a group order will be placed to take advantage of Voler’s attractive quantity discount (see pricing). Moreover, we can “mix and match” jerseys to get the quantity discount, so…there will be a wide choice of jersey styles to choose from (among the “Customizable” full jerseys).
WHO: Design contest is open to anyone, not just DCR members. Voting, however, will be limited to current DCR members.
WHERE: From the comfort of your home.
WHEN: Design contest deadline is Sunday, April 3rd. The goal is to have jerseys by mid May. A complete timeline is provided at the end of the email.
 Here is how to make a fairly-decent cropped image: Start up Paint (or whatever image program you want). Paste the screen. Click the “rectangle” in the upper-right corner of the tool icons. Mark the area you want to crop. Click Edit and “Copy To” and save to a “jpg” file. Do this for both the front and back of your design. Check that the files you save worked the way you wanted!
April 3: Deadline for design submissions — at 11:59pm Sunday.
The winning design will be sent via the listserv along with a “shared-design link” and ordering instructions. People can click on the shared-design link and choose from among the jerseys that are presented in that link. Note: the shared-design link currently only shows the front of the jersey.
Individual orders (type, color, and size of jersey(s)) will be sent to Gary Dean, e-mail address: email@example.com for consolidation into a single group order.
Use the price in the “16+” column PLUS 50 cents per jersey for shipping.
Note: If fewer than 16 jerseys are ordered, the per-jersey price will be higher, and you will need to bring an extra few dollars when you pick up your jersey.
April 18: Ordering Begins.
April 30: Deadline for your jersey order and money being received by Gary.
May 1: Group order placed. If the final individual cost is higher because fewer than 16 order, we will notify orderers.
Note: we have already spoken with Voler and will get the currently-posted prices, which include the 10% off, even though the web page says those prices expire on April 15..
~2-3 weeks later: Jerseys arrive and are available for pickup.