Get Creative—Enter the Art Mark Design Contest!

Updated: May 30, 2012, at 12:04 AM MST

Stevens-Henager College announces the 2012 Art Mark Design Contest. In conjunction with the Utah Arts Festival, Stevens-Henager College is holding a contest for current students to submit Art Mark designs. What is the Art Mark, you ask? The Art Mark is a symbol of the Utah Arts Festival that promotes art in the community and builds greater public awareness for the Utah Arts Festival (to see a photo album of Art Mark examples, go here).

About the Utah Arts Festival:

“What started out as the Salt Lake Festival of the Arts for three days in June of 1977 featuring 55 visual artists, 43 performing arts groups and 8 food artists on a three block section of Main Street has blossomed into a 4 day event, featuring 150+ visual artists, 100+ performing arts groups, 18+ culinary artists and drawing 80,000 patrons each June to Library and Washington Squares.

The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the event remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June.” (from http://www.uaf.org/)

As part of Stevens-Henager College’s Art Mark Design Contest, the Grand Prize Winner will have his or her Art Mark design included in promotion of next year’s Utah Arts Festival, in addition to other cool prizes. Won’t that look great on a resume? It’s an incredible opportunity for exposure!

See if you have what it takes to design an awesome Art Mark. Read the contest details below to learn about the Grand Prize, semi-finalist prizes, the voting process, how to enter your submission on Facebook, and more. Watch this video for a short summary of the contest.

Contest Details

There are 3 phases to the Art Mark Design Contest:

1. The Art Mark Submission Period on Facebook (Tuesday, May 1— Saturday, May 19, 2012 Saturday, May 26, 2012)

2. The Public Voting Period on Facebook (Monday, May 21 Monday, May 28—Saturday, June 16, 2012)

3. The Judging Period at this year’s Utah Arts Festival (Thursday, June 21—Sunday, June 24, 2012)

1. The Art Mark Submission Period

Art Mark submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2012, until Saturday, May 19, 2012, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM MST.

1a. Eligibility

The Art Mark Submission Period is only open to current students of Stevens-Henager College.

1b. Guidelines and Template

When creating designs for the Art Mark, students must adhere to the Utah Arts Festival’s “Festival Art Mark Guidelines.” The guidelines also contain an Art Mark template that may help guide the creative process. Download the UAF Art Mark Guidelines.

1c. Format and Size

Acceptable artwork image formats are: .jpg, .gif, and .png; there are no size requirements for the image. However, individuals who advance to the semi-finalist round will be required to provide a high resolution, 8.5 inch by 11 inch PDF version of their submitted design within 48 hours of notification. Read the “Winner Selection And Notification” section below for more information.

1d. Submitting

Individuals must submit their artwork on Stevens-Henager College’s official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/stevenshenager) at the “Art Mark Design Contest” app.

Individuals may submit up to five (5) different Art Mark designs, but only one (1) design is allowed to make it to the semi-finalist round.

2. The Public Voting Period

During the Public Voting Period, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite designs on Stevens-Henager College’s Facebook Page. People can vote for one (1) submission, once per day. A prize pack will be awarded to one (1) randomly drawn, registered voter. More information concerning the Public Voting Period will be published to the blog as the time period approaches.

2a. Semi-Finalists

The ten (10) submissions to receive the most votes during the Public Voting Period will become semi-finalists. The semi-finalist submissions will be printed, mounted, and displayed at the Stevens-Henager College booth during the 2012 Utah Arts Festival.

Semi-finalists will receive the following prize: two (2) one-day General Admission tickets to the Utah Arts Festival 2012 to see their artwork in person or one (1) $25 American Express® gift card.

3. The Judging Period

Festival-goers who visit the Stevens-Henager College booth at the Utah Arts Festival 2012 will be encouraged to vote for their favorite semi-finalist submission. The one (1) semi-finalist submission to receive the most number of votes during the Festival will be designated as the Art Mark Grand Prize Winner.

The Art Mark Grand Prize Winner will receive the following prize: his/her Art Mark design will be included in promotion of next year’s Utah Arts Festival (usage and visibility to be determined) plus one (1) $25 American Express® gift card plus one (1) Stevens-Henager College tote bag Update: plus one (1) Apple® iPod nano®.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. By entering this promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Stevens-Henager College’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of Stevens-Henager College regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY. This sweepstakes is open to current students of Stevens-Henager College who are residents of the United States except where invalid or prohibited by state law. This contest is not open to residents of Florida, New York, Rhode Island or other states or territories in which registration, bonding or other regulatory activities, if any, are required. Entrants using more than one Facebook profile to enter the Promotion will be disqualified. Employees of Stevens-Henager College or its affiliates and independent contractors and their households are not eligible.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION. There will be ten (10) semi-finalist prizes and one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The prizes to be awarded are:

  • Semi-finalists: Art Mark designs printed, mounted, and displayed at the Stevens-Henager College booth during the 2012 Utah Arts Festival plus (2) one-day General Admission tickets to the Utah Arts Festival 2012 to see their artwork in person or one (1) $25 American Express® gift card
  • Grand Prize Winner: his/her Art Mark design will be used at next year’s Utah Arts Festival plus one (1) $25 American Express® gift card plus one (1) Stevens-Henager College tote bag Update: plus one (1) Apple® iPod nano®.

HOW TO ENTER. To enter, go to the “Art Mark Design Contest” app on the Stevens-Henager College Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stevenshenager and submit the required information.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Semi-finalists will be the ten (10) eligible and qualified submissions to receive the most votes during the Public Voting Period. Any potential winner will be notified via Facebook, email and/or telephone within 2 days after this milestone is reached, after which the semi-finalist will be required provide a high resolution, 8.5 inch by 11 inch PDF version of their submitted design within 48 hours. If a semi-finalist winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within two (2) days from the date Stevens-Henager College first tries to notify him/her; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion.

The Grand Prize Winner will be the semi-finalist submission to receive the most number of votes during the Judging Period at the Utah Arts Festival 2012. Any potential winner will be notified via Facebook, email and/or telephone within ten (10) days after this milestone is reached. If a Grand Prize Winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within seven (7) days from the date Stevens-Henager College first tries to notify him/her; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion.

ODDS OF WINNING. Chances of winning the prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received and the number of votes received.

TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges Stevens-Henager College and its affiliates from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further notice or compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by Stevens-Henager College and the Utah Arts Festival; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of Stevens-Henager College of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; and (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within seven (7) days from the date that Stevens-Henager College first tries to notify the potential winner. If a winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release.

DISCLAIMERS. (i) Stevens-Henager College reserves the right in its absolute discretion, without any liability to any contest entrant, to withdraw or modify the contest should any of Stevens-Henager College’s or its affiliates’ systems or network or Facebook be adversely affected by any virus or other similar destructive agent during the term of the contest. (ii) Stevens-Henager College and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to an entrant’s computer system resulting from any information that may be downloaded by an entrant or otherwise acquired from Facebook.  (iii) Stevens-Henager College accepts no responsibility and will not be liable for entries that are not received, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible for whatever reason, including without limitation, due to computer or other system interruption, malfunction or breakdown of any kind or duration. (iv) Stevens-Henager College, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of Stevens-Henager’s Facebook site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Use of bots, other automated processes, or more than one Facebook profile to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Stevens-Henager College. (v) Stevens-Henager College further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (vi) Stevens-Henager College and its affiliates are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion based upon such error at their sole discretion without liability. In no event will Stevens-Henager College be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (vii) In the event this Promotion is cancelled or terminated, Stevens-Henager College, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. By entering the contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies and/or causes of action arising out of or related to this contest, the official rules, and/or the prize awarded shall be resolved by binding arbitration, to be administered in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules followed by the American Arbitration Association. All determinations as to the scope, enforceability, and effect of this arbitration provision shall be submitted to the arbitrator. Any judgment or award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof; (b) any and all claims, judgment, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the contest; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. If any particular provision of these official rules shall be deemed unenforceable or invalid, it shall not affect the other provisions hereof and the official rules shall be constructed in all respects as if such invalid or unenforceable provision(s) was omitted.

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