Volcom Stone’s “Call For Art” Contest and Blog Action Day 2008

Written by Fritz

Topics: Causes, Events, Personal

If you have what it takes to capture the theme “Why Do You Keep On Hurting Your Neighborhood? What’s Wrong With You?” in a shirt design, then this contest from Volcom Stone and Aloha Board Sports is for you.

If you’re an artist and a legit Filipino citizen, be the one to shout out “Why are you hurting your neighborhood? What’s wrong with you?” The best among original submitted graphic shirt designs with this theme will be picked out by Volcom and made into a limited edition shirt. Submission of entries is from September 1 to October 15, 2008 at 12:00 midnight. Submission of Entries Extended to November 15, 2008 due to public demand! The chosen designer will be featured by Volcom and enjoy the following awesome perks:

- A cash prize of Php 25,000.00
- A Php 10,000 shopping spree of Volcom stuff from Aloha Boardsports.
- Plus, media mileage and bragging rights for holding the title of being a Volcom Featured Artist

You may download the (complete) guidelines and mechanics here.

When we were at the launch of this contest, AJ, Mica, Jeric, and I came up with the idea of a vandal (in corporate wear) spraying paint over a billboard of a smiley painted on a brick wall, trashing it with words like “sl*t” and “wh*re”. There’s supposed to be a humpty dumpty on the wall, too, in the original artwork (Guess who the model is for the image on the left, kitsch art of what we came up with during the impromptu pseudo-art contest). On the side of the design is an X with the word “don’t.” That concept didn’t win owing to two things: time contraint and the winning Josh/Liezl tandem who managed to come up with this great piece of art within a span of minutes…

I later that night congratulated them both and jokingly told Liezl “that’s all you, wasn’t it?” to which Josh replied, “hey, I helped! A little…” LOL what a lovely couple.

The launch contest was thrown in to test the creativity of those of us present. The real contest is still very much on. Remember to submit your entry on or before October 15, 2008!

Speaking of October 15, there is another deadline that all bloggers shouldn’t miss. Remember last year’s first ever Blog Action Day? I do (with an entry I must have deleted and forgotten, sheesh, at least I got to salvage the first part. I’ll search for the rest within the week). This year, the theme is “Poverty.”

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At first I thought, meh, I can’t write about it but seeing the campaign video made me change my mind. And I completely forgot about this until tonight. You did, too, didn’t you? Deadline for posts, like the Volcom Stone shirt design contest is October 15.

Nine days to go people! Let’s all get a move on and join this!

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