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DESIGN OUR NYC STORIES CAMPAIGN

HELP US DESIGN OUR
NYC STORIES CAMPAIGN AND WIN $300

THE COMPETITION HAS CLOSED. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THE TOP FINALISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON OUR INSTAGRAM


Through the generous support from Asian Women Giving Circle, Vietnamese Boat People will host an oral-history project focused on documenting the personal stories of multi-generational Vietnamese-Americans living in the New York City area. The campaign will include cultural “meet-ups,” storytelling events, and a curated collection to be shared on our podcast. Help us brand the campaign by giving it a name and a catchy slogan with accompanying art graphics that will summarize this campaign and exemplify the mission, purpose, and passion behind Vietnamese Boat People.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


A campaign design that can be used in NYC in 2020, but is versatile and can be reused as we take the campaign to different cities across the world! The slogan and artwork does not have to match the current colors or theme of VBP’s logo, but the two should compliment one another.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE

The competition is open to anyone 18+ in the United States.

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

  2. This competition is open to all individuals who want to share their artistic interpretation of diaspora, the stories of hope, survival and resiliency of refugees and/or how communities can unite. 

  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission.

  4. There is no fee to enter!

HOW IT WORKS

Competition launches on Sept 19, 2019 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 21, 2019.

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

  2. Up to three 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. The VBP team will then choose a winner with input from the public votes.

  5. One winner will be selected and notified by early November 2019.

WINNING PRIZE

One winner will receive $300! Additionally: 

  1. All finalists will receive public recognition, and will be featured on our website and social media and have the opportunity to be interviewed for the podcast!

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

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Starting September 19 we will be accepting submissions via email at tricia@vietnameseboatpeople.org:

  1. Include in the email subject: 2019 Competition - First and Last Name

  2. Tell us about yourself in the body of the email: your full name, age, where you’re from, and a few words about yourself and what inspired you to enter this competition. 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 the artwork in specified format and requirements.

Submissions made after 11:59pm EST October 21, 2019 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.

HOW IS THE PRIZE FUNDED?

Funding is generously supported by Asian Women Giving Circle. 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.

HOW WILL THE ARTWORK BE USED?

The purpose of the competition is to brand our campaign. We created a competition to empower and engage the community in this effort. If selected as one of the three 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.

WHO IS THE $300 PRIZE MADE OUT TO?

The $300 winner’s prize will be made out as a check to the selected winner once all final competition terms have been met.

WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF MY 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 finalists 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 people to collaborate as a team per submission. Both people will need to qualify. Winning funds will be split between the two people. We allow only one entry per person, therefore people can not submit additional individual work if already submitting as a team. The Official Rules and Terms and Conditions still apply.