Press release- T-Shirt Design Contest
This concerns you....
We are a gathering point for all Pirate Parties, present and future. We want to be your voice, and we want you to be heard.
The Pirate Party originated in Sweden as a political party which aimed to protect the rights of freedom of speech, net neutrality, and reform copyright. Now, the same ideals and goals have formed the basis for a gathering point for all Pirate Parties, present and future. We recognize the need for a new voice in politics. Politics should not be a choice between the lesser of two evils, but the choice of standing up for what’s right- standing up for what you believe in. That’s why we exist. The youth of today cannot be heard because no one will listen. We are listening. We recognize that you are not constituents of a party, but speakers, dreamers, and the ones who should be shaping the way our country is run. Democracy is supposed to be a political system for and by the people, and we want to bring the power back to you. And the first thing we’re going to do is ask you who we should be. We've chosen to adopt the Pirate name so as to pay homage to the creative artists of the past, or as they would now be known, Pirates, thieves, and swash bucklers. We do not support nor condone any unlawful acts.
We want you to shape the image of our PPI. We’ll start off simply- a T-shirt contest. Design a T-shirt, and submit it, and see your design become our image. Then, tell us what you think needs to be done, and your plea becomes our rallying cry. Then tell us how this PPI should be, and your dreams become the reality of tomorrow. The basic idea of the Pirate Party is simple - the government should encourage, rather than smother, creativity and freedom.
But first, start off small, and give us a graphic to represent what YOU stand for.
For more details, see:
Graphics should be submitted in this thread either as a vector based image (i.e. .svg or equivalent) or if pixel based, have a resolution of at least 300 dpi before the deadline.
Let it hereby be proposed that the sales of an officially sponsored t-shirt begin as soon as possible and with the following guidelines:
The T-shirt design shall be designed in an open contest with the following rules:
Submissions will only be considered if they are submitted on time.
The design should include both a front and a back.
Submitting multiple designs is allowed.
The winner of the T-shirt design contest will be given a free t-shirt with their design on it and recognition as the winner.
The National Board with the advisement of the general assembly will set the deadline for submissions.
A vote taken during an IRC meeting, who's date will be set by the board will take determine the winner.
Any designs submitted become property of the United States Pirate Party.
The T-shirt design winner announcement will be announced along with the availability of the shirts for sale.
Note: Various designs of the logo are available at http://snackbeard.pirate-party.us/graphics/