Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BPW Design Contest

Call for artists

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association (BPWNA) is requesting t-shirt design submissions to use as a fundraiser for the neighborhood association.  The winning design submission will be produced on t-shirts and sold at neighborhood meetings, events, and online.  Proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will enable BPWNA to fulfill its mission and enhance our community.

  • Artwork should include “Benton Park West” text 
  • Artwork should capture the energy, diversity, and excitement of Benton Park West
  • Artwork may include, but not limited to Benton Park West architecture, people, culture, landmarks, institutions, etc.
  • Creativity and originality are required
  • Artwork should be appropriate for all ages: children through senior citizens
  • Artwork may be photos, painting (all mediums), collage, pen & ink, graphic design, computer generated
  • Color or Black & White; if color, please limit to 4 color.  
  • 2 dimensional and sizeable up to 16in x 20 in

Submitted artwork must be reproducible. Selected artwork may be used in the following methods:
• T-shirts
• Promotional postcards
• Promotional posters
• Print media ads 
• Other uses as determined by BPWNA

Please note: By entering this contest, the artist (if selected) agrees to provide a release waiver authorizing Benton Park West Neighborhood Association to reproduce the submitted image for the above usages. The printer may adjust the image for reproduction.  No prize money is awarded, but the artist will receive recognition on the BPWNA website, social media sites, The Porch newsletter, press releases, and any media interviews related to the design contest.

This request is open to all artists located within 100 miles of St. Louis.  All ages and skill levels are encouraged to submit their work.  BPWNA is not required to make recommendations or selections from the submissions if, in its opinion, qualifications are not appropriate.

Must be received/postmarked by 5PM, Monday, July 2, 2012.  All entries will be displayed at the Benton Park West neighborhood meeting on Thursday, July 19 at 7PM.  Attendees of that meeting will vote for their top choices.  Finalists will be notified by Monday, July 30, 2012.  Finalists may be asked to show their original work to the August neighborhood meeting, Thursday, August 16. The designer of the winning artwork will be notified by phone/email by Friday, August 24, 2012. The voting schedule is subject to change and all contestants would be notified in advance of any scheduled changes.

DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINAL ARTWORK.  Your submissions will not be returned. After reviewing submissions, we will keep your application on file for future considerations.
All submissions should include the following information: 
• Name
• Address
• Contact phone number(s) 
• Titles & Descriptions of artwork images submitted
• Website information if applicable

Email Submissions: 
Please submit up to 6 artworks/images in JPEG format (no larger than 500KB each) as attachments to secretary(at)bentonparkwest(dot)org.

Please Note: If you have a website, instead of sending attachments, you may simply send us the URL of the images you wish to submit and the link to your site.

Postal Mail Submissions: 
Please submit up to 6 artworks/images/photos (sizes 3x5 to 8x10) to:

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association
Attn: T-Shirt Design
P.O. Box 18671
St. Louis, MO  63118
For confirmation of receipt of submission, enclose a Self Addressed Stamped Postcard with your submission.

Please contact Scott McIntosh by calling (314)719-6507 or emailing secretary(at)bentonparkwest(dot)org.
Please be sure to visit our site, www.bentonparkwest.org.

Thank you for your submission!

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