[TheThinkTank] Calling all artists! - Helmet Design Competition for a good cause

adam schwartz rideyourbicycle at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 06:20:06 PDT 2009

The Renaissance Youth Bike Shop and The Engaged University are proud to
announce this special design competition.  Please see attachment for
details, registration deadline April 24th.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this with anyone who may be
interested.  Thanks.

Adam Schwartz
Program Coordinator, Renaissance Youth Bike Shop
The Engaged University
6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD
adamgs at umd.edu
(301) 405-3213

*P.S. (Text only version below.)
HEADS UP! ReDefine the Helmet Competition*

*Calling all artists of all ages, backgrounds and descriptions to showcase
your talents.
Your charge is to Re-invent, Re-define and Re-brand the bike helmet to save
 Design is the extra sizzle and awesomesauce that can change minds and shift
We are reaching out to others with ideas and imaginative design skills.
Can you help to redefine bike helmets as an essential fashion statement?*

*To Submit: *Contact Adam or Noma @ The Renaissance Youth Bike Shop to
register, submit designs and receive special prototype helmet canvas.

*Concept Designs due April 24th, 2009
Completed helmets due May 22nd, 2009
Award & Exhibition Opportunities: *You could be eligible for a 25% creator’s
commission on a custom line of helmets offered for sale at local shops.
Selected entries will also be featured in Art-O-Matic 2009, on our
University-linked website and in many other broadcast and print media.

*Eligibility:* Any resident of Washington, D.C. metro area, Maryland,
*Judging criteria: *Youth appeal, humor, and audacity rule. Vibrant colors,
powerful letterforms and character renderings welcome. Creative pastiche,
sampling o.k. Please, no copywrite or trademark violations. Collaborations
encouraged. A fully realized, completed helmet is a necessary part of the
final entry.
*Jurors: *Youth and staff at The Engaged University (
Who we are: *The Renaissance Youth Bike Shop (a project of The Engaged
University @ UMCP). We are a youth-based, bike recycling shop and
afterschool program that uses the bicycle as a catalyst to enhance the lives
of young people through educational, recreational and entrepreneurial
hands-on learning opportunities.

*Contact us!   *
•    Adam Schwartz, 301-405-3213, adamgs at umd.edu
•    Noma Mpofu, 301-405-2285, nmpofu at umd.edu
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