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Timbers, Alaska Airlines Announce 'Paint-the-Plane' Art Contest

Fans could win club seats to 2011 MLS home opener and trip to Hawaii
1/27/2011 10:07 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers and Alaska Airlines invite soccer fans to create artwork to adorn a Boeing 737-700 in a "Paint the Plane" contest. The Timbers-branded plane will be revealed this spring during the club's 2011 debut Major League Soccer season.

Fans can download the plane's design template at and submit their unique Timbers-centric design by mail or electronically through Feb. 15, 2011.

The person with the winning design will receive two first-class tickets to Hawaii on Alaska Airlines, two club seats to the Timbers' inaugural home match on April 14, 2011, as well as a team-autographed Timbers jersey. The runner-up will receive two coach tickets to anywhere Alaska flies within the United States or Canada, a team-autographed Timbers jersey, and two complimentary tickets to a 2011 match of their choice (based on availability). The third-place design will receive two coach tickets on Alaska to anywhere the airline flies within the continental United States or Canada, and a $50 gift card to the Timbers Team Store or online shop. Seven additional submissions will receive honorable mentions.

Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity and the ability to express the Portland Timbers brand. All entries will be judged by Alaska Airlines and Portland Timbers representatives.

One entry is allowed per person. For a complete set of rules, please visit

Entries can be submitted via:

Electronic entries should be submitted to and must be no larger than four megabytes, and formatted as a PDF, JPG, GIF or EPS file.

Portland Timbers Paint-the-Plane Contest
PGE Park
1844 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205

About Portland Timbers
On March 20, 2009, Major League Soccer (MLS) awarded Portland the league's 18th franchise to begin play in the top-flight professional soccer league starting in 2011. The Portland Timbers will mark their debut MLS season in 2011 in a significantly renovated stadium that will create one of the most unique and authentic soccer environments in the country. New stadium amenities will include better sightlines closer to the action, new premium seating on the east side of the field, a new KeyBank Club, an expansive Widmer Brothers bar area and a team store. The Timbers have been a beloved part of the Portland sports landscape since their early beginnings in the North American Soccer League in 1975, launching the era of "Soccer City USA" in the Rose City.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at