Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Sjoggie Creativity Challenge

No. It can't be a mouse.

I've been thinking. Which is always a dangerous thing...

I've felt for a very long time that we sjoggies need a mascot, or a symbol, or something that represents us. Something that is immediately recognizable to other sjoggies. Something that needs no words. Something that identifies one sjoggie to another instantly.

Since I feel very strongly that a visual representation of sorts would fill a need in Sjogren's Syndrome awareness, but have not the slightest inkling of what this thing would look like, I'm passing the challenge along to you: submit your sketch, or picture, or concept of an image along to me that you feel communicates "sjoggie" in no uncertain terms. It could be a creature, an object, a flag, a picture..... but not a word.

I've always excelled in passing the buck delegation skills.

To provide a small incentive in sparking those creative skills that I know y'all possess, I'm offering a prize to the top eight submissions: Each of the finalist designers will receive one of the new super spiff awareness bracelets from the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

You can buy your very own awareness bracelets from the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, here. But enter my contest first -- you may get yours for free.

The winner chosen from the eight finalists will receive a hand-felted three dimensional figurine of our new Reasonably Well sjoggie mascot.

Oooo. Ahhhhh.

Here's the official rules:

  1. Email your image, drawing, concept of an image, sketch, or model that you think universally represents sjoggies everywhere. Use of a word or alphabet letters will disqualify your entry.
  2. You may submit as many entries as you like.
  3. You may email your submissions to: juliaschulia(at)gmail(dot)com.
  4. All submissions must be received by April 22nd, 2013, midnight. 
  5. Judging panel includes: John, Terese, Greg, and D#1. 
  6. If judging panel is unable to make decision, I -- yours truly -- will cast the deciding vote. 
  7. Finalists will be notified via a post on Reasonably Well and their mailing addresses will be requested. 
  8. Winner will be announced by May 1st, 2013.

I can't wait to see what y'all create!

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