First-Ever Contest for U.S. Fans to Design Official 2014 Wimbledon Poster


First-Ever Contest for U.S. Fans to Design Official 2014 Wimbledon Poster

Winner Receives All-Expenses Paid Trip to Wimbledon with Centre Court Seats

Chris Evert, John McEnroe and AELTC Chairman Philip Brook to Select Winner; Fan Balloting on

Starting today and throughout ESPN’s extensive coverage of the two major tennis events in March, for the first time American fans are invited to submit entries in a contest to design the official annual poster representing The Championships, Wimbledon.  During the BNP Paribas Open and the Sony Open Tennis, fans will see banners on and on ESPN’s telecasts directing them to for how to enter.

“This is yet another unique opportunity for American fans of one of the greatest sporting events in the world,” said Jason Bernstein, ESPN senior director, programming & acquisitions.  “We promised fans that Wimbledon would be showcased in new ways, and we’re delivering on that promise with this contest that allows fans to be part of a Wimbledon tradition.”

The deadline for poster submissions is Sunday, March 16, the day of ESPN2’s live telecasts of the Women’s and Men’s Championships from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.  Following that, the All England Club and ESPN will collaborate to narrow the field down to the top 25 contenders.  During ESPN’s coverage of the Sony Open Tennis from Key Biscayne, Fla., voting by fans will open on to help determine the five finalists.  Voting will close Sunday, April 6, and with the fans’ choice in mind, ESPN’s Chris Evert and John McEnroe, along with AELTC Chairman Philip Brook will select the winning poster, to be announced later that month.  Go to find out more: 

ESPN is providing extensive coverage in March as the ATP and WTA’s best meet on either coast of the United States, with an expanded schedule on television, including the women’s and men’s championships from both events, and a new multi-court presentation on ESPN3:

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
March 6 – 16 daylong BNP Paribas Open – multi-court offering ESPN3 LIVE
Fri, March 14 4:30 p.m. BNP Paribas Open — Men’s Quarterfinal #3 ESPN2 LIVE
  11:30 p.m. BNP Paribas Open — Women’s Semifinal #2 ESPN2 LIVE
Sat, March 15 3 p.m. BNP Paribas Open — Men’s Semifinals ESPNEWS LIVE
Sun, March 16 3 p.m. BNP Paribas Open — Women’s & Men’s  Championships ESPN2 LIVE
March 19 – 30 daylong Sony Open Tennis – multi-court offering ESPN3 LIVE
Wed, March 26 1 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Quarterfinals ESPN2 LIVE
  1 a.m.(10 p.m. PT) Sony Open Tennis — Quarterfinal ESPN2 Same-day
Thur, March 27 1 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Women’s SF #1, Men’s QF ESPN2 LIVE
  7 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Men’s QF, Women’s SF #2 ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, March 28 3 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN2 LIVE
  7 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN LIVE
Sat, March 29 1 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Women’s Championship ESPN2 LIVE
Sun, March 30 2:30 p.m. Sony Open Tennis — Men’s Championship ESPN LIVE

ESPN – All Four Majors, All In One Place

Tennis has been part of ESPN since its first week on the air and provided many memorable moments, but it has never been as important as today, with the US Open joining the lineup in 2009, giving ESPN all four Grand Slam events, something no other U.S. network has ever done, let alone in one year. ESPN has presented the Australian Open since 1984, the French Open since 2002 (plus 1986 – 1993), and Wimbledon since 2003, with exclusivity for live television with all other rights extended in a 12-year agreement starting in 2012.  Exclusivity for the US Open in an 11-year agreement begins in 2015.

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As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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