Call for Entrants – CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network Logo Competition

What we want
A logo! We want a logo that captures and reflects the spirit and philosophy of the CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network.

Why we want it
We want to further develop our identity as a Caribbean feminist organisation. We want to make our work as an activist network more recognisable in our wider communities – locally, regionally and internationally.

Who we want
Anyone from anywhere can enter this logo competition. All people are eligible. We welcome graphic designers who identify anywhere along the continuum from novice to amateur to professional.
People who identify as feminists, gender-justice activists, lgbtq activists, trans women, trans men, people with disabilities, members of the lgbtq community and people based in the Caribbean region are especially encouraged to enter.

Who we are
CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network is a collective of young, passionate Caribbean activists and organisations. We advocate for social, political and economic justice and empowerment, particularly gender justice, gender equity and gender equality. We stand against discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We span the Caribbean, representing such nations as Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are farmers, social workers, artists, social entrepreneurs, counsellors, researchers, engineers, teachers and students.
CatchAFyah was launched after the first ever Caribbean young feminist grounding which took place in Barbados on May 18 and 19, 2012 and was hosted by CODE RED for gender justice. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information about CatchAFyah’s position on specific gender-justice issues if this would give you a better sense of the organisation and enhance your creative process.

Entry specifications
Each designer is limited to a maximum of two entries. Each entry will be judged separately.
For each entry, please submit a single image file that includes both black and white and colour versions of the logo on a white background. The format should be either .png or .gif, placed in a 400×600 pixel format with a resolution of 72 dpi.
The logo design should include the words ‘CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network’. In terms of colours, the logo should incorporate, but is not limited to, some form of the colour red. A short description (maximum 150 words) should be included with each graphic submission. This description can explain any symbolism, the designer’s vision and concept etc. Please also submit a short biography (maximum 200 words) of the designer.

Copyrights and patents
By entering this competition, the designer assigns the rights to CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network to use each submission for promotion of the logo competition and accepts CatchAFyah’s claim to all the intellectual property rights in relation to the winning submission.
By submitting an entry, the designer declares and certifies that the entry is original, created by the entrant and no other individual or entity holds rights to the completed entry or its components. Entries should adhere to intellectual property considerations including, but not limited to, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. The entrant must have the rights for all the images and texts used in the submission. The submission must not include material protected by copyright.

Entry instructions
Email your completed logo design(s), description (s), biography and contact information – including your name, email address and telephone number – to catchafyahnetwork@gmail.com. Images will be vetted to ensure appropriateness and eligibility. Selected designs will be shortlisted.

Deadline
All entries must be received by December 10th, 2013 by 12:00 midnight in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. December 10th is International Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign.

Voting
After receiving emailed entries, we will post shortlisted logo designs and descriptions in a specially designated album on the CODE RED for gender justice facebook page . Designs will be posted on December 12th, 2013. It is your responsibility to check the page to see if your design has been selected and posted.
Voting will be open to the general public. A person can vote for a logo design by ‘liking’ it on facebook. People can vote for more than one competition entry. Voting for designs will take place from December 12th, 2013 to December 21st, 2013.

Deciding a winner
The CatchAFyah team will choose a winner. The number of ‘likes’ a design receives be considered in this decision. Although the number of ‘likes’ will be taken into account, ‘likes’ alone will not determine the winner. The winner will be announced on December 23rd, 2013.

Prizes
The winner will receive $500 USD! The winner will also be interviewed for the CODE RED for gender justice blog. In addition, the creator’s name, logo and description will be announced publicly and shared with local, regional and global networking partners.
The winner and other entrants will be considered for further contracted work on the CatchAFyah Eye2Eye Project. Central to the Eye2Eye campaign are infographics aimed at visualizing Caribbean data and stories about gender-based violence.

Please note that the terms and conditions of the logo competition may change at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be communicated on the CODE RED blog and facebook page as soon as possible.

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