Contest is open to the public and begins June 15.
Fort Myers, FL (June 14, 2023) – The Alliance for the Arts (AFTA) is launching the Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab with an opening date scheduled for August 23, 2023. It will be the first of its kind in Lee County and will provide the creative community the opportunity to learn and create on state-of-the art hardware, a full suite of Adobe software, DaVinci Resolve and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
The Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab will increase digital literacy and continue to eliminate barriers to arts participation with opportunities for the public of all ages and abilities to explore and hone skills in writing, filmmaking, podcasting, digital design, computer generated paintings, photography, digitally created music, e-books, 3D design, editing and other creative applications. This project aims to take AFTA to new heights by expanding arts instruction, creates workforce development opportunities and lessens the digital divide in Lee County.
AFTA is seeking a Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab logo that captures the spirit and intention behind this new space. The new logo will be used across a variety of platforms, including, but not limited to: our website, social media sites, merchandise and promotional materials. AFTA is seeking a creative, professional, stylized logo that embodies the use of this new space and reflects our mission to advance our community through the arts. The contest is open to submissions from anyone. Contestants can work in groups or individually; only one (1) prize will be awarded, regardless of group size.
The Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab logo contest opens June 15, 2023 and closes July 7, 2023. Late entries will not be considered. The winner will be notified via email on July 17, 2023. One or more entries per person or group will be accepted. Each entry must be submitted in a separate email. Entries must be submitted electronically via the online form, and must include the full name(s) of the logo creator, email address, postal address, and a contact phone number. There is no fee to enter this contest.
Logo Design Specifications
The logo should be adaptable to different iterations in size and application and reflective of the creative nature of the space. It should also include the official name of the lab, Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab. Please note an ampersand must be incorporated into the design. The final product should include an all-white version, an all-black version and a full-color version (if the designer/s choose to use color.) The winning logo must be easy to manipulate, resize, and transfer for all purposes of reproduction. Competition entries must be submitted as a JPEG file. Other file types will not be considered during judging.
By submitting a competition entry, competition entrants affirm that their entry is their own original work, is not derivative in nature (including to the entrant’s own prior work), and does not violate the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity. The winning submission becomes the property of AFTA and may be used for any AFTA purpose, including, but not limited to: our website, social media sites, merchandise, and promotional materials.
AFTA is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or otherwise unusable competition entries, including entries that are lost or unusable due to computer, internet, or electronic problems.
Terms and Conditions
By entering this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these contest rules. Rule violations or failure to follow specification or submission guidelines may eliminate a participant’s eligibility. AFTA retains the right to disqualify any entry or contest entrant at any time at its sole discretion.
Determination of Winner and Issuing of Prize
A panel of judges from AFTA and members of AFTA staff will select the finalists and vote on a winner. Factors influencing the judges’ decision will be based on (1) visual appeal; (2) relevance to the Lab’s theme; and (3) ease of reproduction for various purposes, as outlined above. A prize of $500.00 will be awarded for the winning entry. Only one (1) prize will be awarded, regardless of group size. The winner will be notified by email by July 17, 2023 and will be announced in a press release, on social media channels, the AFTA website and the AFTA newsletter.
For more information on the Bloom & Wallace Digital Arts Lab and the logo competition, including a full list of design specifications, rules and conditions, visit Digital Arts Lab – Alliance for the Arts (artinlee.org).
About Alliance for the Arts
The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, find us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter.