Headsweats celebrates 20th anniversary with hat design contest

Performance headwear specialist Headsweats is inviting the public to join the brand in celebrating a milestone by entering original artwork for the chance to be featured on a limited-edition 20th anniversary performance trucker hat. Artists and fans are asked to submit designs that honour the Headsweats brand and their customers’ active outdoor lifestyle.

20th Anniversary Design Contest submissions will be accepted now through April 8. The top three designs will be shared for a public vote and the winner will be announced on May 1. The final product will debut at Outdoor Retailer this summer and will be sold exclusively on the Headsweats website. The winning artist will receive a US$100 Headsweats Gift Certificate and his/her choice of a non-profit partner to benefit from a portion of the product proceeds.

“We wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary in a way that would encourage participation from the very community that has made it possible for us to be here today,” said Headsweats President Mike McQueeney. “We are so excited to see what folks produce.”

Headsweats was founded in the winter of 1998 by shoe industry veteran and avid cyclist, Alan Romick. Frustrated by the ‘perils of forehead sweat dripping down from his helmet’, he set out to develop performance headwear that would wick moisture and dry quickly. Starting with a single product available in just four colours, the ‘Cotton Classic’, the brand expanded to over 17 different products available in over 140 different colours and styles.

Today the Headsweats product line includes washable, lightweight, wicking hats that feature extensively in the endurance running, cycling, triathlon, rowing, and adventure racing markets. The company’s unconditional product warranty and customer service combined with its spirit of innovation has led Headsweats to be a world leader in performance headwear.

The brand has continued with well-developed partnerships including the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Team RWB, Team in Training, National Park Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society and IMBA.



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