Win $500 in our Queen Bee Half Marathon Poster Challenge!

This fall will be the Sixth Annual Queen Bee, which will be held Saturday, October 12.

The Queen City will bee buzzing with activity on race weekend. Bee sure to check out BLINK, an internationally-acclaimed light-based art festival and Wellness Your Way Festival, a healthy lifestyle festival with celebrities and wellness experts. Grouplove will perform a free-bee concert on October 12 as part of the BLINK festival. More info to come!

Each year, we have held a contest for our race poster design. We have received a huge response from area artists who gave us their best take on the Queen Bee brand, and we’re going to do it again this year! We would like your help to come up with a design for this year’s event, with the poster to be handed out to all participants of both the Half Marathon and the 4 Miler.

The poster’s specs are 14” x 20” full color, with room at the bottom to list major sponsors’ logos. The deadline to submit your design is Monday, September 2 at 5 p.m. EDT. Email your design to Taylor McCarthy at The Queen Bee staff will choose at least three designs, then those designs will be posted for our Queen Bees to vote on. The artist with the winning design will win $500 and will have the opportunity to sign posters during the Queen Bee “Bee-u-Tique” Expo, to be held Friday, October 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

To get an idea of the tone of the event and the colors used by the Queen Bee Half Marathon, visit or the Queen Bee Half Facebook page. Any further questions, please email Taylor at the address above. Thank you for being part of the Queen Bee and good luck!