In 1976, the PRC held its first “Dry T-shirt Contest.” This brilliant contest — with the mixings for a dry martini as the prize — generated our favorite PRC T-shirt. But now, we think you can top it. In homage to our 1970s PRC colleagues, we’re re-launching the Dry T-shirt Contest.

To enter: Send us a slogan or a slogan and artwork on the theme of historic preservation in New Orleans. All entries must be in a pdf or eps format and emailed to

Deadline: April 1. Winner will be announced in the May issue of Preservation in Print.

Prize: We’ve decided to keep the dry martini fixings, but added some New Orleans flavor. The winner will receive 1 Fifth of Gentilly Gin; 1 10-ounce bottle of Peychaud’s Bitters; 1 Fifth of Martini & Rossi Vino Vermouth, extra Dry Secco; and a new T-shirt with the winning design.

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