Talbot County Free Library Foundation Logo Contest
The Talbot County Free Library (TCFL) Foundation seeks an original
logo to visually brand or identify the Foundation and will award
$1,000 to the winner of its contest to design an original logo that
visually brands and identifies the Foundation and its work in support
of the library.
The winning logo design will reflect the Foundation's
mission: “Through responsible fund-raising, advocacy, and the prudent
stewardship of gifts, the Talbot County Free Library Foundation
enables the library to support a thriving community.” The logo will
be used as branding in signage, for the Foundation's Internet and
social media presence, in documents and publications, and in any other
place the Foundation has a need to brand or promote itself.
The design competition is open to anyone interested in participating.
Individuals or teams may submit up to three designs.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,000, recognition in
the media, a certificate commemorating the award, the right to be
identified as the logo's designer(s), and the right to include the
logo design in their portfolio.
Detailed competition rules and specifications are included
below. Logo designs must be submitted as specified in the contest
rules no later than September 30, 2018. The Foundation's Board of
Directors plans to select the winning entry at its meeting on October
About the Foundation:
The Talbot County Free Library Foundation promotes charitable giving
that raises private, sustainable funds from individuals, businesses,
and organizations to support the library in enhancing and enriching
the lives of all Talbot County residents. Public funding alone does
not support all that the library does for the community.
The Library Foundation helps to provide funding for the very best
services and resources, to support children's lives and life-long
learning for all residents. The Library Foundation directly supports
the library's strategic initiatives to play a vital role in the public
education system and to provide engaging and enriching experiences for
The Library Foundation facilitates fundraising efforts for projects
such as purchasing historical and genealogy materials for the Maryland
Room, purchasing library collections, supporting innovative
programming, and by helping to provide enhancements for building
renovation projects. It has also been instrumental in creating several
funds dedicated to specific library fundraising efforts.
The TCFL Foundation Logo Design Contest (the “Contest”) submission
period will begin on August 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and end on September
30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The Contest is open to all except for employees, directors or other
representatives of the TCFL Foundation or the Talbot County Free
Library and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, directors
or other representatives, are not eligible to enter or to win. The
term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings,
children, and grandchildren.
To enter the Contest you must:
E-mail a .jpeg file of your logo design to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, e-mail address, home address and telephone number in
the same email. Please note, sending separate incomplete emails will
lead to the loss of opportunity of winning the Logo contest.
All Entries must adhere to the following guidelines:
Entries must be received during the Contest Period.
Entries must contain a logo design that meets the Submission Guidelines (described below).
Participants may submit up to three (3) Entries.
Entries may not contain material that is sexually explicit,
disparaging, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, or otherwise
inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Entries must be the submitting participant's original design and may
not infringe on another person's copyright, trademark or any other
intellectual property right.
Entries submitted by third parties are prohibited and such Entries
will be disqualified.
By submitting an Entry, participant grants to Sponsor the right to
share any submitted Entry that is chosen as a Finalist (as defined
below) on Sponsor's publications, websites and its social media
The Winning Entry will become the exclusive property of Sponsor and by
submitting an Entry and being bound by these Official Contest Rules,
the Winner assigns all of their rights, title and interest in and to
their winning Entry to the Sponsor and Sponsor grants back a license
to such Winner to display their winning Entry on their personal or
professional portfolio and to identify such Entry as a winning Entry
in this Contest.
Sponsor will have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use
the Winners' Entries in part or in their entirety in whatever manner
it deems appropriate.
Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late,
misdirected or illegible Entries or for failure to receive Entries due
to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind.
The prize winner (a "Winner") will receive one (1) prize as outlined:
One (1) First Place Winner will receive $1,000.00.
Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. Odds of winning a
prize are dependent on the number of Entries in the Contest, which is
difficult to estimate at this time.
The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the Talbot County
Free Library Foundation. Logo designs should reflect the Library
Foundation's mission: “Through responsible fund-raising, advocacy, and
the prudent stewardship of gifts, the Talbot County Free Library
Foundation enables the library to support a thriving community.”
The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise, including the
need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as
color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high
quality printing. Entries must be submitted in .JPEG and .PNG
format. AI (Adobe Illustrator) or any vector formats are also welcomed
in addition to .JPEG and .PNG. The logo design should be on a
transparent background, sized 2500x2500 pixels. The Winner must submit
the native files of their winning Entries prior to receiving their
prize. Sponsor will not return nor confirm receipt of Entries.
Selection of Winners:
All eligible Entries will be judged by a panel of the Library
Foundation and two staff members from the Talbot County Free Library.
Sponsor will publicly announce the Winner on the Talbot County Free
Library's website within 10 days following their selection by the
Judges after October 18, 2018. Sponsor reserves the right not to
select any Winners if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are
received. There is no guarantee that the winning entry will be used by
the Sponsor as the logo of the Sponsor.
The winner will be notified at the e-mail address provided to Sponsor.
Sponsor's inability to reach a potential Winner, the return of any
prize notification as undeliverable and/or a potential Winner's
failure to respond to a prize notification within forty-eight (48)
hours may result in his or her disqualification, the forfeiture of all
interest in the prize, and the selection of an alternate Winner from
among all remaining eligible Entries.
By submitting any Entry, including any information, text, images and
any other content (collectively, “Your Content”) and otherwise
entering the Contest, each participant represents that (i) such Entry
and Your Content is original to such participant and does not include,
and is not based on or derived from any pre-existing or third party
designs, trademarks or copy print images, and does not contain any
material that would defame or otherwise violate or infringe upon the
rights of any third party, including any patent, trademark, publicity,
privacy, moral, trade secret, copyright and/or other proprietary
rights, and does not violate any applicable federal, state or local
laws or ordinances, (ii) such participant owns such Entry and Your
Content, including any and all patent, trademark, publicity, privacy,
moral, trade secret, copyright, and/or other proprietary rights
therein, and (iii) any use, display, reproduction or modification such
Entry by the Sponsor will not violate the rights of any third
parties. Each participant represents that he or she has not copied or
in any way taken any of such Entry or Your Content from any third
party and that no one else has any rights with respect to such Entry
or Your Content.
By submitting an Entry each participant is giving the Sponsor
permission, to share such Entry on the library's website and in
Sponsor's social media and any other related forms of promotion or
materials. This includes, but is not limited to, the right and license
to modify, use, distribute, reproduce, excerpt, adapt, prepare
derivative works of, publicly perform and display, publish and make
any other use of the Entry. Each participant grants Sponsor the right
and license to use the participant's Entry and Your Content and all
aspects thereof, as set forth herein, in any way Sponsor determines
whether with or without providing any attribution or compensation to
such participant, except where prohibited by law. Each participant
represents and warrants that it has full legal right, power and
authority to grant the Sponsor the foregoing license. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that
nothing herein shall require Sponsor to utilize any Entry by such
participant or any portion of Your Content.
Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights:
Each participant, by submitting an Entry and thereby agreeing to be
bound by these Official Contest Rules, hereby assigns all right, title
and interest in and to such Entry to Sponsor, which assignment shall
become effective upon the selection of such Entry as a winning Entry
by the Sponsor.
Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest
constitutes each participant's express and irrevocable consent to
Sponsor's and its agents' worldwide use of such participant's Entry
and Your Content, including without limitation his or her name,
likeness, photographs, written submissions, biographical details and
any other information such participant may submit or Sponsor may
obtain in connection with his or her Entry for the purposes of
conducting the Contest in any and all media now known or hereafter
discovered, without further payment or consideration; including
without limitation placement on Sponsor's website and in its social
media accounts. Each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees
that such participant's Entry and Your Content will be accessible by
others and that there is no confidentiality or privacy with respect to
such participant's Entry and Your Content.
The Winner may waive their right to receive a prize. Sponsor reserves
the right to substitute a prize or prize components of equal or
greater value. The Winner is solely responsible for payment of any
taxes on prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons
found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this
Contest. In the event the fairness or proper administration of the
Contest is compromised by a virus, tampering or other cause beyond the
reasonable control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole
discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.
*All Federal, State, Local and Municipal Laws and Regulations
Apply. Void Where Prohibited. No Purchase or Payment of Any Kind is
Necessary to Enter Or Win This Contest. Submission of a Contest Entry
Signals Your Acceptance of and Agreement to be Bound by Your
Obligations Under These Official Contest Rules.