HBCU Logo Contest Rules

Design a logo for our upcoming event, Emerging Tech for Social Change. The creator of the winning entry will receive a cash prize and recognition at the event, on our website, and on our social media pages. The winning logo will be used on flyers, posters, and other print promotional materials for the event.

Creative Direction:

Required

  • The logo must be the student’s original work.
  • The logo must include a representation of tech.
  • The logo must include the text “Emerging Tech for Social Change.”

Submission Rules

Students must be currently enrolled at Howard University, Morgan State University, Bowie State University, and the University of District of Columbia to be eligible for entry.

Only one entry is allowed per student.

Email hbculogo@publicknowledge.org from your school email address with your name, major, expected graduation year, and phone number to be entered in the competition.

Your original logo must be emailed to hbculogo@publicknowledge.org as a .svg, .jpg, or .png by Friday, March 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST to be eligible for entry.

Legal Contest Rules

  1. ELIGIBILITY. This contest is only open to students currently enrolled at Howard University, Morgan State University, Bowie State University, and the University of District of Columbia. Employees, officers, and directors of Public Knowledge and their immediate family are not eligible to enter. Judges of this contest and their immediate family are not eligible to enter. Individuals may enter more than one entry in the competition. By entering this contest, you agree to be bound by these Rules.
  2. PRIZE. The winning entrant will receive a check in the amount of $200.
  3. CONTEST PERIOD. This contest is open from March 4, 2019 to March 22, 2019. All entries must be received by 11:59PM EST on March 22, 2019.
  4. HOW TO ENTER. Follow the instructions in the above details.
  5. WINNER SELECTION. Public Knowledge will select the winner from the pool of applicants.  There will be only one winner. Public Knowledge will be prepared to award the prize to a runner-up in the event the winner cannot be contacted. Public Knowledge staff will determine the winner based solely on the quality of the logo and how clearly and effectively the event theme is highlighted in the logo design.
  6. WINNER NOTIFICATION. The winner will be notified via the contact information associated with the email account of the winning entry. Upon contact, Public Knowledge will need to obtain the winner’s real name and mailing address, and a confirmation that the winner is eighteen years of age or older and currently attends the eligible universities. If Public Knowledge cannot contact the winner through the contact information associated with the email account of the winning entry within a reasonable amount of time, a runner-up will receive the prize; if the runner-up cannot be contacted, then Public Knowledge will donate the prize to a charity or nonprofit organization of its choice. A decision will be made by March 29, 2019. The deadline and decision are subject to extension if Public Knowledge believes that no logo entered prior to the deadline meets the vision of the event.
  7. RETENTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS. Entrants retain the copyright to their entries, but by entering the contest, entrants grant Public Knowledge an irrevocable and permanent license to use their entries in any way without payment. (This includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit, copy, modify, adapt, perform, display, transmit, distribute the entry in any way.)
  8. TAXES.  The winner will be solely responsible for paying all federal, state, and local taxes that may be due on the winnings, and as a condition for receiving the prize, Public Knowledge may require that the winner complete tax documentation.
  9.  LIABILITY AND JURISDICTION. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved exclusively by a court located in the District of Columbia. Decisions of Public Knowledge regarding the interpretation of these rules are final. By participating in this contest, you agree to release Public Knowledge and its agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind  for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Public Knowledge reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from this contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.