Calling all graphic design gurus! We know we have got some creative birds in the flock, and we want to give you the opportunity to merge your love of campout and talent of design into one very cool merit patch to have for years to come. The winner will have their patch awarded to fellow campers during Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018! You will also receive 2 VIB passes (if you have already purchased a pass we will refund it), 1 vehicle pass, a backstage meet and greet with head counselor Claude Von Stroke, 1 Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018 Camper Shirt, and of course a batch of your design to pass out to campers! Our runner up will receive 1 Dirtybird Campout West 2018 official Tee & 2 patches of their design.
Some of you may be thinking, what the heck is a merit patch? These are the iron-on patches that are given to campers by counselors as awards for kicking butts and taking names! We recommend incorporating themes in your patches that are relevant to the West Coast vibe. We also love patches that can be awarded for showing love and respect to your fellow Campers since we’re all one Dirtybird Campout family. It is a great way to tip our hats to the activities and campers that make Dirtybird Campout go round.
Here are the rules for the merit patch contest:
Must be 21+ in order to enter
Must fill out this Google Form before submitting your patch
Designs are due by August 17th, 2018 11:59pm EDT.
Voting begins on August 20th at 12:00pm EST and ends on August 24th at 11:59pm EST.
The winner will be chosen on August 25th at 12:00pm EDT
Your patch can be no larger than 2.5 inches in width
Patch must be either a circle, square, or triangle shape
Limit to 4 colors maximum per design
You may submit as many designs as you please, just be sure to submit one application per design
Please keep your high-resolution, native, layered working vector art files. We may need your working files in case we would like to make any adjustments. We have the right to alter the design or concept of any entry
Must illustrate a theme tied in with Dirtybird Campout or camp theme
Be sure to have a meaning for your Merit Patch and example of when it would be given out
Entries must be uploaded as a high resolution JPG, no larger than 5MB
Here are the steps to entering the merit patch contest:
Download content assets here which includes patch templates and Dirtybird Campout logos that you may use for your design. Get inspired!
Your file name must include your full name with the patch title example: -
Claude VonStroke-My Bae.JPG
We will choose our top picks based on creativity, originality, design strength, and theme relevance. These entries will be put on our social media accounts, and it is up to your fellow birds to vote on who the final winner and runner up will be.
Contest Name: Dirtybird Campout West 2018 Merit Patch Design Contest
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
This Contest is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least 21 years of age or older. If you are not a legal resident of the United States or you are not the required age as of time of entry, you are not eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes or to win a prize.
ELIGIBILITY. This Contest is open only to individuals who (i) are legal residents of the 50 states of the United States or the District of Columbia and (ii) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.
If you are not a legal resident of the United States, or you are not the required age as of time of entry, you are not eligible to enter this Contest or to win a prize. Employees, contractors, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, the Station, and any third party prize provider(s) and/or prize fulfillment service (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”); individuals employed by any other radio and televisions station; and members of the immediate families (spouse and biological, adoptive or step-parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren and siblings, and each of their respective spouses regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above individuals are not eligible to participate in the Contest or win the prize.
Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by Sponsor in the thirty (30) days prior to this Contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this Contest.
DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST/HOW TO ENTER. Contest begins on Aug 1st, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT and ends at 11:59pm EDT on August 24th, 2018 (“Entry Period”).
The Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, undeliverable, illegible, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, or incomplete entries, regardless of cause. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account or mobile phone number, as applicable, enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account or mobile phone account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address or mobile phone number by an Internet access provider, online service provider, telephone service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses, phone numbers or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of submission or receipt by the Sponsor for online entries. When applicable, the Sponsor’s computer will be deemed the official time keeping device for the Contest. Entries will be disqualified if incomplete and/or if prohibited multiple entries in excess of the states limit are received. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
By participating, you agree (a) to be bound by these Official Contest Rules; (b) as between you and the Sponsor, that the decisions of the Sponsor is final on all matters relating to the Contest; (c) you are not participating on behalf of any employer or third party; (d) in the event that you do not comply with these Rules, that you will be disqualified and your prize (if any) will be forfeited; and (e) (when applicable) the potential winner and/or finalist must be available to participate in any portion to the Contest that participation may be required to be considered eligible.
WINNER SELECTION. The top entries will be chosen by the Sponsor based on criteria below. Top entries will be put to a vote on our social media accounts & Votigo. The patch with the most votes will be awarded our grand prize. The top entries will be selected based equally on the following criteria: 1) Creativity. 2) Originality. 3) Ability to follow rules. Submissions close August 19th, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT. Any entries submitted after will not be considered. The top entries will be announced on August 20th, 2018 12:00pm EDT, and voting begins. Voting ends on August 24th, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT and the winner will be announced on August 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT.
Potential Contest winner(s) is subject to verification, including verification of eligibility. If an entrant is unable to verify his/her information, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and their prize, if any, will be forfeited. The Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner in accordance with these Official Rules in the event that that any winner is disqualified, cannot be contacted, or is deemed ineligible for any reason, or is not available to participate in any applicable Contest events.
The potential winner will be notified by email. We will also announce the winner and post their design on our social media accounts. THE SPONSOR WILL REACH OUT TO THE POTENTIAL WINNER THREE (3) TIMES WITHIN ONE (1) HOUR. THE POTENTIAL WINNER MUST RESPOND TO ONE OF THE MESSAGES. IF THE POTENTIAL WINNER DOES NOT RESPOND WITHIN THAT HOUR, THE POTENTIAL WINNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND SPONSOR WILL SELECT THE NEXT POTENTIAL WINNER, WHO WILL ALSO BE NOTIFIED IN THE SAME METHOD ON THE SAME DAY. The Contest Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a finalist and/or potential winner(s), or (if the finalist or potential winner is a minor) for late, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of the entrant to provide signed parental or guardian consent. If the potential winner does not claim the prize within the appropriate time given upon, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and their prize will be forfeited.
PRIZE(S). One (1) Grand Prize awarded on August 25th: One (1) Dirtybird Campout West 2018 Camper Shirt. An allotment of the winning patch to reward to fellow campers. Meet and greet with Claude VonStroke. 2 VIB Passes. 1 Vehicle Pass. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $240. Runner-Up Prize: One (1) Dirtybird Campout Official Tee. (2) Merit patches of their design.
No more than the advertised number of prizes shall be awarded. The prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified herein. A prize may not be sold, traded, or commissioned, and is not exchangeable, transferable, substitutable, or redeemable for cash except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change. Sponsor is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize unless otherwise specified. Prizing may be fulfilled by a third party fulfillment Sponsor. The prize will only be awarded if properly claimed according to the Rules. All costs and expenses related to the prize acceptance, the prize, and/or prize use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner(s).
All prizes provided by: Dirtybird & Tailfeather Events, Inc.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Conditions and restrictions may apply. Limit: One (1) prize per person/household. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND THE SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE (AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR) ANY REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
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