You Could Design MTPC’s New Logo!

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is looking for a new logo.

In the past 11 years, we’ve grown immensely as an organization. We need a new logo that reminds us of where we’ve been and inspires us for the future.

Requirements

Entries that do not follow all of these requirements will be disqualified. 

  • All submissions must include entrant’s name, age, postal zip code, and email address.
  • We will accept no more than 2 design submissions per entrant.
  • Each design must be submitted as a high resolution PDF, EPS, JPG, or TIF.
  • Each file must be no larger than 5MB.
  • Designs may use only CMYK colors and have no more than 2 colors in addition to black.
  • Designs must also look good when converted to grayscale and black and white.
  • The acronym “MTPC” must be incorporated into the logo. The logo should not contain any other text.

Deadline

  • Design entries must be submitted via email to logo@masstpc.org no later than Monday, November 19 at 5 pm EST.  We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within 1 week of receipt. If you do not hear from us in a timely manner and feel your entry may have been lost, please let us know and include a copy of the original message showing the header with the original time and date stamp.

Intellectual Property

  • All submitted work must be original and not based on any preexisting design.
  • All designs submitted will become property of the MTPC and may be displayed on the internet, in print, and elsewhere.
  • The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to MTPC.

Design Suggestions

  • Make it timeless so that it won’t look old-fashioned in 5 years.
  • Make it memorable, to allow immediate recognition.
  • Express the history, reputation, and credibility of the MTPC.
  • Don’t be overly representational (no human figures or outlines of Massachusetts).
  • Be sure the image resizes well. The image should look good on a poster and as a small Twitter icon.
  • Be sure the image translates well to grayscale and to black and white. We advise against the use of halftones, gradients, and spot colors.

Selection of Winner

  • A jury will select the top five entries and choose the grand prize winner. All decisions are final.
  • The winning designer will receive a transfabulous MTPC gift basket that includes a 1 ticket to MTPC’s Lawyers for Trans Rights Event in April 2013, 1 MTPC T-shirt, Kate Bornstein’s book Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws, a CD from Good Asian Drivers, a CrimethInc. Gender Subversion Kit poster, and I ♥ Trans People buttons and stickers. The four runners-up will win a CrimethInc. poster, Good Asian Drivers CD, and I ♥ Trans People buttons and stickers.
  • The winning designer must be available and willing to modify their submission and convert the file, if necessary.
  • MTPC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion and without explanation.
  • MTPC reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, it deems that no suitable entries are received.