Commemorative Postage Stamp and Poster Design Contest Guidelines
   
 » FAQs
» Terms and Conditions
 
Quick Links
Design Specifications
Committee & Criteria
Design Muses
Prizes & Acknowledgment
Timeline
Eligibility
Printing and Usage
Submissions
Questions


Background

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the busiest airport in the world since 1998, and as such, is the busiest airport in the history of aviation. In 2005, it accommodated more than 85 million passengers and almost 1 million flight operations.

Hartsfield-Jackson’s current terminal and airfield were designed to accommodate 55 million travelers per year and 2,500 flight operations per day. Due to higher demand on the facilities than intended, and other uncontrollable factors such as inclement weather, airlines operating at Hartsfield-Jackson often experience delays.

Since approximately 70 percent of Atlanta Airport’s 85 million passengers are connecting from one flight to another, delays at Hartsfield-Jackson cause delays throughout the US air transportation system. Additionally, 11 percent of all US air passengers travel through Hartsfield-Jackson each day. This is why Hartsfield-Jackson’s Fifth Runway is “The Most Important Runway in America™.”

In addition to saving passengers time, the runway will also save the airlines money. The opening of the Fifth Runway on May 16, 2006 will signify the beginning of reductions in delays that, over time, will be reduced by 50 percent. This will save airlines operating at Hartsfield-Jackson an estimated $5 million per week in delay costs avoidance.

In addition to the Fifth Runway, a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is opening at Hartsfield-Jackson. The tower, which will ensure airfield safety by enabling air traffic controllers to see all of the runways, will be the tallest in North America at 398 feet.

The opening of the Fifth Runway and the new FAA Air Traffic Control Tower at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport are a pivotal moment in the history of the airport and US aviation.


Commemorative Stamp Contest Overview
Given the significance of The Most Important Runway in America™, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and City of Atlanta government are inviting the world to contribute to this once in a lifetime opening event by submitting a design for a postage stamp and poster to commemorate the Fifth Runway/FAA Air Traffic Control Tower.

The contest winner will join Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport General Manager Ben DeCosta to unveil their award-winning postage stamp and poster design during the invitation only Fifth Runway opening day event on Tuesday, May 16, 2006.


Design Specifications

The winning stamp will be electronically submitted to an approved licensed vendor of the US Postal Service for printing, therefore all stamp designs must meet the following specifications. Posters must also meet the outlined specifications. Any designs submitted that do not meet all specifications will be disqualified.

• Stamp design must be 1.5 inches by 2.5 inches.
• Stamp design must include the text: The Most Important Runway in America™
• Poster design must not exceed 24 inches by 36 inches.
• Poster design must include the text: The Most Important Runway in America™
• The resolution of both the poster and stamp designs must be 300 dpi.
• Both the poster and stamp designs must be submitted in jpeg format on five (5) CDs.


Judging Committee and Criteria

A five person committee comprised of airport personnel and art authorities will judge the submitted designs. One winning design package (the stamp and poster) will be selected based on the following criteria:

• Submission of a completed and signed contest entry form.
• Adherence to the design specifications.
• Creativity in depicting the Fifth Runway and FAA Air Traffic Control Tower in recognizable but artistic form.
• Stamp and poster designs worthy of representing “The Most Important Runway in America™”
• Stamp and poster designs worthy of representing the tallest air traffic control tower in North America.
• Stamp and poster designs worth of representing the world’s busiest airport.
• Overall visual and artistic appeal.


Design Muses

For visual aids in creating world-class stamp and poster designs, competition entrants can log onto www.atlanta-airport.com/fifth to view photos of the Fifth Runway and the new FAA Air Traffic Control Tower.


Prizes & Acknowledgment

The winning designer will be notified on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. If applicable, s/he will be flown to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 15, 2006 to participate in the Fifth Runway opening events on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Overnight hotel accomodations will be provided.

The winner will be acknowledged by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Airport General Manager Ben DeCosta and other VIPs and guests in attendance at the opening day ceremonies. The winner may also be interviewed by media outlets that cover the event, and will receive additional publicity from other marketing communications tools used by Hartsfield-Jackson. Additionally, the winner will receive a $5000 honorarium for their stamp and poster design package, a sheet of 20 stamps, one of the stamps in a commemorative frame and a print of their poster design.


Commemorative Stamp and Poster Printing and Usage

The winning Fifth Runway/FAA Air Traffic Control Tower postage stamp will be printed by an approved licensed vendor of the US Postal Service. The postage stamp can be used just like standard US postage and will commemorate the opening of “The Most Important Runway in America™.” The poster will be printed by a local printer.

By submitting a design to the contest, the entrant agrees to the contest’s terms and conditions.

Competition Timeline
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - Competition begins.
Friday, April 28, 2006 - Competition ends. All designs and contest entry forms must be received by the City of Atlanta Department of Aviation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport no later than this date.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - Winner selected and informed.
Monday, May 15, 2006 - Winner flown to Atlanta, if applicable. Airfare and hotel accomodations will be provided.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - Winner joins Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Ben DeCosta in unveiling their award-winning commemorative postage stamp design during the media/VIP event for the opening of The Most Important Runway in America™.


Eligibility

Persons in the following categories are not eligible to enter the contest: City of Atlanta employees, City of Atlanta contractors and their employees, family members of a City of Atlanta employee or contractor, family members of City of Atlanta contractors’ employees. Only one stamp and poster design package per competitor may be submitted.


Contest Submissions

Mail a completed and signed entry form and your stamp and poster design submissions in jpeg format on five (5) CDs to:

ATT: Felicia Browder, Media Relations Manager
“The Most Important Runway in America™” Stamp and Poster Design Contest
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Department of Aviation
6000 North Terminal Parkway, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30320


Questions

If you have questions about the Fifth Runway commemorative postage stamp and poster design contest that are not answered under Frequently Asked Questions, e-mail: PR@atlanta-airport.com, with “Stamp/Poster Design Contest” in the subject line. Please allow 24 hours for a response. Good luck!

Back to the Top

 

 

 
Runway Opening
Flight of Events
Project Timeline
5K on the Fifth Runway
Stamp Design Contest
5-star Getaway Contest 
Main Page
 
Additional Links
GM Welcome
Air Cargo
Airport Construction
Airport Fact Sheet
Annual Report
Airlines at HJAIA
Competition Plan
Conference Center
Department of Aviation
FAQs
Airport History
Hartsfield-Jackson Kids
Employment Information
Master Plan Summary
Pet Assistance
Statistics
Useful Links
Environmental
 
Airport Information