Tiger Day 5K – T-Shirt Contest

Everyone knows that the best thing about participating in a 5K – is the T-shirt!  So, before we can start planning our teams and lacing up our running shoes, we need an awesome T-shirt design!

Send us your T-shirt designs, and if your design is chosen, your artwork will be printed on our 2nd Annual Tiger Day 5K T-shirts!

Staff will select the top three finalists, and then we will put the designs out for a vote!  Good Luck!


The winner of the Tiger Day 5k T-shirt design contest will receive the following:

  • Private Tour or Virtual Private Tour for up to 20 people.
  • A symbolic sponsorship (not adoption) of a tiger of your choice.
  • One Tiger Day T-shirt featuring your winning design!

How To Submit Your Design

  • T-shirt designs must be submitted by June 1, 2021
  • Design entries should be sent via email to Events@CarolinaTigerRescue.org in one of the following formats: jpeg, PSD, or PDF.
  • Once submitted, all designs become the property of Carolina Tiger Rescue.
  • The contest winner will be notified via email and posted on the Carolina Tiger Rescue website, as well as on our social media accounts.

Design Criteria

  • Your design should include Tiger Day 5K and reflect International Tiger Day.
  • Designs should be against a transparent background. The color of the final t-shirt will be determined based on the winning design – but dark designs work best!
  • Dimensions of the design should be at least 10” x 10”.
  • Designs should be submitted in one of the following formats: jpeg, PSD, or PDF.
  • If your submission needs to be reproduced to ensure the highest quality of printing, we will do our best to recreate the most accurate design.
  • Submissions must be your original artwork, but you may use clipart to help with your design.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.

T-Shirt Contest Time Line

May 15, 2021:  Tiger Day 5K T-shirt Contest begins

June 1, 2021:  Final day to submit your Tiger Day 5K design

June 8, 2021:  Selection of top three designs by Carolina Tiger Rescue staff

June 9, 2021:  Online voting begins

June 19, 2021:  Voting ends

June 21, 2021:  Winner announced via social media

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-4684
(919) 542-4454

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary. 

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching “kids” of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our “Kid for a Day” Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!