contest

Cascadia Sticker Design Contest!

Cascadia Bumpersticker Free Cascadia
Cascadia Bumpersticker Free Cascadia

In celebration of the two year anniversary of our http://reddit.com/r/cascadia subreddit, Viva Cascadia Flags is sponsoring a Cascadia sticker design competition to decide what the next great Cascadia sticker will be.

Designs can be submitted through the official competition page here.

Stickers should be less than 1 ft by 1ft in area, preferably a sticker that can be stuck on bikes and cars, signs, and doors. All over, really, and people are welcome to submit as many as they would like. The winner will be the top upvoted sticker. A base of at least 1000 stickers will be printed if there is 1 winner, 500 of each if there are two.

Reddit.com is a social space online where discussions can be had and participatory democracy keeps conversations healthy and relevant. It's a great space to discuss Cascadia and bioregionalism. Our subreddit is found at http://reddit.com/r/cascadia

Once created, stickers will be distributed to chapter heads and through the screenings of the Occupied Cascadia documentary to help get these out to everyone who would like one.

Recommendations: include reddit.com/r/cascadia somewhere on the sticker to draw more folks to this great discussion space. submit your image as a vector graphic or as a very high resolution piece (300dpi)

These will be vinyl stickers.

This competition is sponsored by Viva Cascadia Flags, who have been responsible for acquiring and selling all the Cascadia flags currently out there. As a reminder, these flags are available for order through their website http://cascadiaflag.com for $25 + SH.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing what comes out on top. This contest ends on Nov. 7th. Don't forget to vote (on sticker designs that is!). A general update and reminder will be send out 24 hours before the contest ends, but don't wait! earlier submissions are likely to get more votes.

The full thread for submissions and voting can be found at: http://www.reddit.com/r/Cascadia/comments/11yqiw/calling_all_artists_cascadia_sticker_design/

Painting the Space Needle: Last week to submit your design!

PNWSpaceNeedleDesign1

For many in the Pacific Northwest, it has been a dream to one day watch a Cascadia flag fly from the top of the Seattle Space Needle. Now, we can do better.

Starting early Tuesday, August 21st, the Space Needle began accepting design submissions in a contest to decide the next paint job for the iconic Seattle landmark for the next six months, providing Cascadian artists with a prime opportunity to share their skills and get a Cascadia related design on the Space needle!

Submissions are open to the public, and each person can submit up to 5 different designs.

The free contest, which is open for submissions until September 20, can be found at the Space Needle's website, spaceneedle.com/topthis.html. Aspiring contestants can download a blank vector image in the Needle top's distinctive doughnut shape, then fill it in with whatever design they choose – like, as in one already-submitted design, blue, white, and green stripes with three of the Cascadian flag's Douglas Fir trees spaced at equal intervals around the circle.

Contestants are also asked to a submit a description with their image. Participants should use whatever comes to mind, but are also welcome to use ours if nothing better comes to mind:

“The Cascadia Douglas Fir design is inspired by the Pacific Northwest. The blue portion of the design represents the rich sky and the Pacific Ocean, along with the Salish Sea, lakes, and other inland waters. The white represents the mountains, snow, and clouds, while the green represents the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest. The Douglas Firs, trees that were named for explorer David Douglas, whose explorations during the early 18th century first documented the ‘Cascading waterfalls’ of the mountain range that later bore the name “the Cascades” symbolize endurance and resilience. These colors and icon together represent the distinct nature of the Pacific Northwest, blending its unique geography, history, and culture together into a single unified design.”

The possibilities are endless! Those with graphic design interest may wish to depict iconic scenes of Cascadia – the flag flying atop a mountain, a soccer match or on a backdrop of the Pacific coast. Those (like the CascadiaNow artistic staff) whose talents are limited to drawing stick figures in Paint may find themselves taking a somewhat less grandiose approach – but all submissions are encouraged! More than one application is possible per contestant, so don't worry about finding that single perfect design – submit several!

Applications will be narrowed to a field of five finalists by a group of local artists, then voted on by the public to determine the winning design. Expect an update in our October newsletter, especially if a Cascadia-related design (or several) make it into the final round!

Anyone who makes a submission can trend on twitter with #topthis, make it visible with #Cascadia and make sure to let us know, either by emailing us at cascadianow@gmail.com or @cascadianow and we'll make sure to repost your design.

We can’t wait to see your designs!