We are a nonprofit IRS 501c3 tax-exempt organization. 
©2019 by vietnameseboatpeople.org 

DESIGN OUR LOGO COMPETITION

CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS TO DESIGN OUR LOGO AND WIN $1,500!

Compete in creating an eye-catching logo system that summarizes and exemplifies the mission, purpose and passion behind the Vietnamese Boat People oral history project and ‘refugees pay-it-forward’ movement. The logo system created should be strong and versatile enough to work across all platforms and channels (print material, merchandise, web, social, etc.).

The competition has closed. Please follow our Instagram for updates and a chance to vote for your favorite!

WHO'S ELIGIBLE

The competition is open to all college students in the United States. 

  1. Students who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited 2-year or 4-year undergraduate or graduate institution in the U.S., at the time of application and award.

  2. You do not have to be Vietnamese or an Art major to compete. Anyone who relates to, is inspired by or is passionate about our mission is welcome to apply. 

  3. This competition is focused on empowering younger generations to share their artistic interpretation of diaspora, the stories of hope, survival and resiliency of refugees and/or how communities can unite to help. 

  4. Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of submission.

  5. There is no fee to enter!

HOW IT WORKS

Competition launches on Sept 15, 2018 and will close at midnight eastern standard time on Nov 18, 2018.

  1. All submissions must be made via email to stories@vietnameseboatpeople.org

  2. Up to five finalists will be selected by our team and notified via email.

  3. Shortly thereafter, the public will have an opportunity to vote online for their favorite among the finalists.

  4. A Selection Committee will then choose a winner with input from the public votes.

  5. One winner and one runner-up will be selected.

WINNING PRIZE

One winner will receive $1,500 in scholarship funds and one runner-up will receive $500. Additionally: 

  1. All finalists will receive public recognition, and will be featured on our website and social media.

  2. The winning artwork will be our logo and featured on marketing materials, merchandise and collateral used to raise funds for our mission.

  3. A limited edition of merchandise featuring the winner's digital signature will be sold on our website with ten-percent of the limited edition profits to be donated to a refugee relief nonprofit partner, chosen by the winner. 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Starting Sept 15, 2018 we will be accepting submissions via email at stories@vietnameseboatpeople.org:

  1. Include in the email subject: Logo Competition - First and Last Name

  2. Tell us about yourself in the body of the email: your full name, age, name of school and a short essay about yourself and what inspires you about our mission. Please limit essay to 300 words. 

  3. You must read the competition’s Official Rules and Terms and Conditions.  By submitting your entry, you agree that you have read, understood and agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by the Official Rules and Terms and Conditions.  

  4. Attach an acceptable proof of school enrollment. 

  5. Attach the artwork in specified format and requirements.

Submissions made after 11:59pm EST Nov 18, 2018 will not be considered. Only one submission per participant is allowed.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARTWORK?

Submit the artwork as a print-quality 8”x10” (2400×3600 pixels) vector file (.eps or illustrator compatible pdf) at 300 dpi. If providing multiple logo variations for a suite, please separate the primary logo from the variations into two vector files and submit as a .zip file.

All works must be original, meaning must be from the hand of the submitter. Pieces that originate from a workshop or a class under explicit direction of a teacher are not eligible. For works based on reference photographs, artist must have taken the photograph. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original. Work previously published, received another award or is copyrighted from anyone other than the artist are not eligible. We reserve the right to reject work that does not follow guidelines or meet criteria.

WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE PROOFS OF SCHOOL ENROLLMENT?

Any one of the documents below:

  • A scanned copy of your student identification card demonstrating with some sort to date that you are enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic school year. 

  • A transcript or semester course list showing the courses you are enrolled as of September 2018.

  • A letter from your school admissions office stating that you are enrolled as a full-time student for a time 2018-2019, must be on school letterhead, display a school seal or logo, and contain a signature and phone number of an admissions office representative.

  • All documents must clearly show your name and school name. You will be notified if your submission is not acceptable.

HOW WILL THE ARTWORK BE USED?

The purpose of the competition is to have a logo and accompanying artwork that our start-up nonprofit can use to brand our organization and mission. We created a competition to empower and engage younger generations in this effort. If selected as one of the five finalists, your artwork will be used in some format as part of our branding efforts. The winning submission will be used specifically as outlined under "Winning Prize". 


It is standard practice in competitions of this nature that we as the competition organizers, will own the artwork for submissions selected as a finalist, as outlined in the competition's Official Rules, Terms and Conditions. By submitting your work you are explicitly agreeing to these terms. 

HOW IS THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED?

Funding is generously sponsored by our partner Asian Women in Business www.AWIB.org a 501c3 tax-exempted organization. While we are operating as a nonprofit, we recommend you contact a tax advisor to discuss whether or not the winnings are taxable. Tax laws can vary by state and county.

WHO IS THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CHECK MADE OUT TO?

The scholarship award check will be made out to the winners, and not to the school. Scholarship money is expected to go towards educational or related expenses. The scholarship is not meant to reduce or replace existing financial support.

WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF SUBMISSION WAS RECEIVED OR SELECTED?

We will do our best to notify you when your submission has been received. We ask for your patience and wait at least seven days before following up via email if you have not heard from us. Following the submission deadline, only the finalist will be notified via email. Non-selected submissions will not be individually notified. We will post results on our website and social media channels.

CAN I COLLABORATE WITH ANOTHER PERSON ON A SUBMISSION?

Yes, we allow no more than two students to collaborate as a team per submission. Both students will need to provide proof of school enrollment. Winning scholarship funds will be split between the two students. We allow only one entry per person, therefore students can not submit additional individual work if already submitting as a team. The Official Rules and Terms and Conditions still apply.