PCA UCR LOGO DESIGN CONTEST

PURPOSE — To refresh and update the current Porsche Club of America, Upper Canada Region (PCA UCR) logo, to present a newly designed logo that inspires and engages current club members and attracts new members. The winner will receive $300.

SUCCESSFUL DESIGN — The design should incorporate the club name (Porsche Club of America, Upper Canada Region), elements of Porsche and elements that make the Upper Canada Region unique among the 145 regions that are a part of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Designers are encouraged to review the websites of other regions, as well as PCA National, to see how they have used such elements to good effect. The final design should be attractive, eye-catching and inspire and engage club members and prospective club members, it should symbolize with imagery the values and camaraderie that is enjoyed among the members, brought together through their passion for Porsche.

The design could be a circle but could also be a shield, as is PCA UCR’s current logo, or another shape, however it should be adaptable to a circle, for use as a grille badge and such.

TO ENTER — To be eligible, the entrant must also be the actual logo designer in this contest, and must be an active and paid-up primary member in good standing of PCA UCR. Submissions should be sent via E-mail to president@pcaucr.org by the deadline of Dec. 31, 2020.

There is no fee to enter the contest.

PCA UCR has the right to disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.

Members of the PCA UCR board of directors are not eligible unless they do not partake in judging and abstain from discussion concerning judging the entries.

JUDGING — The PCA UCR board of directors and the editor-in-chief of Provinz will judge entries and their decision will be final. Three key criteria will be judged: relevance, originality and aesthetic quality. The winner and runners-up will be notified by E-mail and announced in Provinz magazine, February edition. The board of directors reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

GUIDELINES — These guidelines are put into place to keep the contest professional and fair to all club members. Entries that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Before entering this contest, please read this design brief thoroughly.

All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party design, trademark, or copyrighted image. By entering the contest, the entrant verifies and affirms that this is true.

All entries must be the entrant and designer’s original work. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

All entries will become the property of PCA UCR for use at its sole discretion including, but not limited to, on the club website PCAUCR.org, in Provinz magazine, on the official club apparel pin distributed to all members, on social media, on letterhead, on branded apparel, on business cards and on a grille badge. The designer will receive sufficient credit always at the bottom of PCAUCR.org as well as in the masthead of Provinz magazine, as well as in other places. The designer will not receive credit in certain circumstances where it is difficult or space restrictions exist, such as on a grille badge, small sticker and on the official club pin.

PCA UCR reserves the right to, possibly and only if necessary, request revisions to a logo design to modify so that it better fits the needs and image of PCA UCR.

PCA UCR reserves the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use the winning submission in part or in its entirety in whatever manner it deems appropriate.

IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  • The design must be created in a scalable vector format so that it is adaptable to electronic and print media, to reproduction on small and large surfaces, and to use in colour or in grey scale. Remember to keep the original vector files of the work.
  • Designers are discouraged from using gradients or half-tones.
  • Designs must be in JPEG or PNG format.
  • Minimum file size is 1,000 pixels wide by 1,000 pixels high, RGB format, 300 dots per inch (DPI) resolution.

OTHER FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  • No watermarks on design entries.
  • No raster-based elements.
  • No clip art or pre-made templates can be used. However, these can be adapted to be original.
  • No dingbats.
  • Photos can be traced only if the designer owns the photo.