ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is holding a contest to select the front cover design for its 2020-2021 Community Guide and Membership Directory.
All submissions must meet the contest design criteria and be delivered to the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, 216 Riverside Ave. in St. Charles, no later than noon Aug. 31.
Those submitting entries must reside locally and ideally within the primary service area of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, which includes the city of St. Charles, St. Charles Township and the village of Campton Hills.
The submission should be representative of the greater St. Charles community.
Open to any style/medium, as long as it can be properly photographed.
The design must fit within and/or cropped to fit within the cover template. The trim size for the cover will be 8.5” x 10.75”; the bleed size would need to be 8.75” x 11.”
In addition to the original work, those who submit entries should submit a at least one photo of their submission, minimum 300 dpi.
Along with their art submission, they should also include a summary document including the following:
Website (if applicable)
Overview of the inspiration for your submission and how it is representative of the greater St. Charles community
In early September, images of the submissions will be on display via the website St. Charles Chamber of Commerce's website for the members and community to place a vote on their selection, which will close at midnight Sept. 15. Online voting may also be available, but that has not been determined at this time.
The top three finalists will be announced the week of Sept. 21, with the final winner be selected and affirmed by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce and announced no later than Sept. 28.
The selected winner will have their submission photographed and included on the front cover of the 2020-2021 Community Guide and Membership Directory, published by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Shaw Media, to be published in November 2020.
The selected winner will receive a 1-year free business membership in the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce ($325 value) or a $250 St. Charles Chamber of Commerce gift card.
The two runner ups will each receive a $50 St. Charles Chamber gift card.