Good news is better late than never, right? Remember back in September when Clamor posted a notice about The NewStandard’s fundraising crisis and potential shut-down? Well, TNS pulled out of it. Thanks to hundreds of people who become members or increased their membership, TNS reached its goal and emerged from the financial insecurity so many independent media publications face. It’s encouraging to know the support is out there.
We’re already thinking ahead to our next fundraiser and there’s a way for you to help. A TNS T-Shirt Design Contest!
The TNS T-shirt design contest offers you a chance to show off your skills and create a logo that our news junkies can wear with pride.
We know our members signed up to support our journalism mission. Now it’s time to offer an extra incentive. What better way to let our readers spread the word about independent media than to offer a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition T-shirt to people who sign up as contributing members? We’ll also reward our long-time fans by giving shirts to current members who increase their donations.
Our requirements are pretty straightforward. The design just has to say “The NewStandard” and include our web site: www.newstandardnews.net. The rest, including more verbiage, we leave to your artistic discretion. But keep in mind:
•The design will be screen-printed on sweat-free, union-made, cotton Tees
•The logo can be any size, but will appear on the front of the T-shirt only
•Designs can be spot printed in up to six colors, but the cost of printing will be a consideration in choosing the design
•You can enter up to three designs
•TNS will assume the copyright to the chosen logo
In true democratic fashion, we’re going to post the design candidates on our site and let our readers help choose the winner.
So what’s in it for you? First, you’re helping The NewStandard continue to publish. Second, your artwork will become part of the TNS “brand” and be worn wherever our readers go. And finally, regardless of whether your design is selected, we’ll post your bio and website in the contest entrants’ page of our website.
The design submission deadline is January 15. Please send all submissions as high-resolution JPEG files to Tshirt@newstandardnews.net.