Entrants need only select a college mascot to enhance or replace - from their alma mater, a hated rival or any college of their choice - and submit a JPEG of their new and improved design. Applicants will be judged on originality, creativity, and overall design. Designs deemed inappropriate or vulgar will not be considered.
"Mascots receive a lot of attention this time of year," said Mallory Oliver, Finch Brands' Director of Marketing. "We thought the design community could have some fun with that."
The Finch Brands team will judge the first round and leave the final selection up to the public via Facebook. The winner will receive a $200 Visa gift card, a large-scale wall decal of their design, along with other themed prizes totaling $400. A complete description of the rules and prize package can be found at www.finchbrands.com.
As originality is an important factor in judging, participants would be well-advised to stay away from obvious choices - like Wildcats or Panthers - and will not likely make it very far if all they do is evolve an existing option. For the purposes of this content, a mascot is defined as the actual creature who attends games to cheer - not just a team name or logo.
"I'm sure our team will submit designs as well," said Jordan Goldenberg, Finch Brands' Creative Director. "It's a really fun way for an imaginative designer to blow off steam and join in the fun this March."
A complete set of rules, terms, and conditions can be found atwww.finchbrands.com/
For more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Mallory Oliver, Director of Marketing, at 215.413.2686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.