Logo Contest Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST and, by implication, to win the contest prize. All artwork must be original and must meet the requirements listed herein.

Multiple entries will be accepted per person. Emails submitted after 12:00 midnight (EST) on the closing date of December 31st 2016 (12/31/16) may be disqualified. Offer void where prohibited.

Design Requirements and Submissions: Submissions can be submitted online at www.smallcon.org or mailed to: smallCon, 18208 Preston Rd Suite D-9 #284 Dallas, TX 75252. All submissions must include your full name, mailing address, email, and phone number. The finished design should not exceed 12 inches wide by 15 inches high, and a resolution of 300 ppi is recommended. smallCon reserves the right to ask for the original digital file, a higher resolution, or a different type of file. The theme of the design should represent the convention and its name smallCon, and may also include its tagline “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” The winning design will become our new logo and will be featured and used in various ways including, but not limited to, business cards, postcards, gift cards, websites, social media, merchandise, and signage. You may show your design on a proposed background color, though we reserve the right to change the color.

How We Select the Winner: smallCon’s Board of Directors will select five (5) finalists based on factors including style, originality, creativity, and artistic quality. smallCon’s Board of Directors will then hold a popular public vote on Facebook to narrow finalists down to three (3). smallCon’s Board of Directors will then select one (1) finalist. All decisions of smallCon’s Board of Directors are final. The finalist will be sent an email notification by smallCon. If a selected finalist is unreachable within three (3) days of notification, the winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner will be announced on January 31, 2017.

About the Prize: The contest winner will receive $125 cash or a complimentary vendor booth at the smallCon 2017 Convention in Addison, TX. The contest winner will also receive logo & affiliation on the small-Con.org website, officially unveiling the new logo. No part of the contest prize is transferable. All taxes associated with the receipt or use of the contest prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity Release: By submitting a design entry, all contest entrants are executing a legal affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and submission terms and conditions, release of liability, confirmation of rights, and, except where prohibited by law, consent to the use of his or her name, city, state or province, all or a portion of the winning artwork, and/or prize information, without limitation for promotional and publication purposes and without further payment. Winners may be asked to sign a legal affidavit as well.

Submission Terms and Conditions: By submitting your design and, in consideration of smallCon Board of Directors evaluating your design submission (the “Design”) for its possible use, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

The Design is your own original work, is not and has not been offered for sale anywhere by any means, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, content subject to right or publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party.

The Design does not infringe any rights (including but not limited to copyright) of any third party. The Design must not be obscene, violent, derogatory, profane, pornographic or in violation of any law.

By submitting the Design, you hereby grant smallCon the right and license to upload, modify, reproduce, copy, exhibit, create derivative works of distribute, and display the Design in any manner, for the purposes of promoting the Design and/or smallCon, expressly for the logo, but also for other uses like canvas bags, postcards, t-shirts, etc.

You may not use the submitted Design for any commercial purpose (e.g. sell or license the Design or offer to sell or license the Design) for ninety (90) days after the date of submission to smallCon. Once ninety (90) days have passed, if the Design is not chosen for print by smallCon, you are free to use the Design for any commercial or non-commercial purpose with any reference to smallCon eliminated, including our name and logo. You acknowledge that smallCon may decline to select the Design or exclude the Design from consideration, for any reason, at any time, and in its sole discretion. If the design is selected, you shall assign the entire right, title, and interest in and to the Design to smallCon, and will waive any “moral rights’ you may have in the Design.

If the Design is selected, you may display the Design on a website owned and/or operated by you, and you may use and display the Design on a noncommercial purpose; however, should you wish to further display or use the Design for a commercial purpose, you must first obtain written approval from smallCon, which may be obtained by sending an email to president@small-con.org. If at any time you become aware that the Design has been used, reproduced, or displayed for any commercial purpose, and/or that it has been offered for sale, sold, licensed, or assigned to a third party, you must immediately notify smallCon by email at president@small-con.org. If you are not in compliance with any of these Design Submission Terms and Conditions, the Design may be rejected and may be excluded. By submitting your design, entrants release our sponsors and their damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, or rights of publicity or privacy.)

EMAIL ADDRESSES AND ANY PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO SMALLCON WILL NOT BE SHARED, SOLD, OR DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. By submitting an entry to this contest, you acknowledge that you have read and are comfortable with the Official Contest Rules and Regulations, you agree to be bound by them, and you wish to submit your design to smallCon in accordance with them.