Buzznet, To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), and Whitney Port Present: The 2011 Vans Warped Tour T-Shirt Design Contest

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2011 – Fashion designer and TV personality, Whitney Port, has partnered with, the web’s largest social magazine written for youth by youth, and TWLOHA, a non-profit movement dedicated to helping people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, to launch a 2011 Vans Warped Tour t-shirt design contest. One talented winner will be handpicked by Whitney Port and TWLOHA and have their graphic printed on t-shirts that will be sold at the TWLOHA merch booth throughout The 2011 Vans Warped Tour. All proceeds from the sale of the winning shirt will be given as a charitable donation to TWLOHA and will help support their ongoing movement of presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

As part of their challenge and in support of TWLOHA’s mission, challenge participants will need to incorporate the theme of hope, stories, and the beauty that happens when the two come together in their submissions. Whitney Port and To Write Love on Her Arms will be evaluating every design and will carefully select the winning graphic based on its aesthetic appeal and embodiment of the challenge theme. All submissions must be entered on Buzznet HERE by 5/31.

“I’m honored to be working with TWLOHA and Buzznet on this exciting contest that brings creativity, music and charity together around one of summer’s most marquis events,” said Whitney Port. “TWLOHA is an amazing organization and Buzznet and the Vans Warped Tour are perfect venues to connect millions of young people with an important cause.”

“We’re always looking for new ways to spread our movement across youth culture and Buzznet is a perfect partner because of their reach and relationships with millions of young people,” said Jamie Tworkowski. “We’re also excited to work with Whitney Port who we’re sure will lend a keen design eye to this artistic challenge and inspire her stylish fans to learn more about our organization.”

In addition to receiving the honor of having their design manufactured and sold across the country to benefit a charitable cause, the winner will also…

* Have their name printed on the tag of the shirt
* Win 2 tickets to the Warped Tour City closest to them
* Receive an autographed copy of Whitney Port’s book,True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty, and Fun
* 5 free shirts of their design
* Any 3 additional shirts from the TWLOHA booth at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour closest to them

Buzznet is the web’s largest social magazine and music lifestyle community created for its members by its members. Published, read and loved by millions of young people ages 13 – 34, Buzznet’s vibrant and creative audience is addicted to the latest music, fashion, movies, books, art, celebrity, and other pop culture topics. With its members publishing original blogs, photos and videos on the topics they are passionate about, Buzznet delivers the most engaging content for youth by youth.

Buzznet is owned and operated BUZZMEDIA (, the leading and fastest growing publisher of pop culture websites on the Internet.

About To Write Love On Her Arms:
Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms , wrote a true story about meeting a young girl Renee and the struggles in her search for hope and redemption. He posted the story on MySpace, and to his surprise, found that it resonated with many to the extent that he created the successful non-profit movement, naming it after the title of his story, “To Write Love on Her Arms.” To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and have answered over 150,000 messages from over 100 countries. Please visit

About Whitney Port:
WHITNEY PORT is not just another pretty face in Hollywood. Port is paving her own way, and making sure that she builds a solid foundation that she is proud of.

Most recently, Whitney penned the book True Whit (Harper Collins), which is a go-to- guide for young women. The book gives advice on everything from rearranging your closet to decorating, makeup, cooking, dating and fashion tips.

Whitney started off on the MTV’s reality-hit show, “The Hills.” In Season 1 of “The Hills,” Whitney began appearing as intern at Teen Vogue Magazine, and as Lauren Conrad’s co-worker and confidant. By Season 4 she was a regular and audience favorite. In December 2008 Whitney’s own spin-off, “The City” launched on MTV. She moved across the country and the cameras followed as she began working for Diane Von Furstenberg. In Season 2 of “The City,” Whitney was working at People’s Revolution and on her fashion line, Whitney Eve.

Her line, now in its fourth season, showcases Whitney’s creativity and knack for style. It’s sophisticated yet comfortable cocktail attire, featuring feminine dresses, tops, skirts, sweaters and jackets. Whitney Eve can be found online and in various high-end boutiques.

Whitney currently resides in Los Angeles.

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