Friday, July 8, 2011

Carnegie Science Center and Pittsburgh-Area Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Partner to Host "Science to Go" Contest

IPM editor's note: Here is an interesting example of how museums partner with corporate sponsors for creative cross-promotions and community relations. --J.R.

Pittsburgh's aspiring artists and science enthusiasts can enter for the chance to win a $700 prize package and have their design featured on local Dunkin' Donuts' Travel Mugs

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania USA /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to promote science education and inspire local artists, Carnegie Science Center and Pittsburgh-area Dunkin' Donuts franchisees are coming together to host the Dunkin' Donuts "Science to Go" contest.


Designed to motivate local science lovers and artists to go "above and beyond", the contest winner will receive a $700 prize package and potentially have their design featured on a Dunkin' Donuts' Travel Mug later this year.

Beginning July 7, 2011, local artists and science-lovers, ages 18 or older, can enter for a chance to win at ddsciencetogocontest.com. Entrants are invited to submit original works of art representing their adaptation of what is above or beyond the earth, including the sky, weather, clouds, solar system, stars, planets, and more. Original works of art can be submitted as drawings, paintings, watercolors, photography, or graphic art. Submission deadline is 11:59.59 p.m., August 7, 2011. Mail-in entry information can be found in participating Pittsburgh-area Dunkin' Donuts restaurants. Entries by mail must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2011 in order to be eligible.

The winner will be selected on or around August 11, 2011 by a panel of judges from Carnegie Science Center and Dunkin' Donuts. The winning artwork may appear on a limited-edition Dunkin' Donuts' Travel Mug, which will be sold in participating Pittsburgh-area Dunkin' Donuts restaurants beginning approximately October 1 through December 31, 2011. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Carnegie Science Center's mentoring and youth training initiatives.

For eligibility, submission requirements and the Official Rules, please visit: www.ddsciencetogocontest.com or any Pittsburgh-area Dunkin' Donuts Restaurant.

About Dunkin' Donuts:
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee; hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Carnegie Science Center:
Carnegie Science Center brings the world of science alive for visitors of all ages. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center features hands-on exhibits, three live demonstration theaters, a four-story Omnimax theater, Highmark SportsWorks®, an interactive full-dome digital planetarium, a Cold War-era submarine moored on Pittsburgh's Ohio River, the world's largest, most comprehensive robotics exhibition, and a world-renowned model railroad display. Carnegie Science Center is located at One Allegheny Avenue on Pittsburgh's North Shore next to Heinz Field. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org, or call 412.237.3400 for more information.