Wish You Were Here: Postcard Contest

Show us your neighborhood pride. Design/write/photograph/ instagram and enter your rendition of the classic “wish you were here” postcard to help us celebrate the great neighborhoods of DFW.

AIGA DFW wants to show the people who live here, and the people who don’t live here yet, just how cool, colorful and creative DFW is by producing a set of 12 postcards celebrating DFW and its cities, districts, and neighborhoods. This first set will include postcards for the following:
– DFW : (the whole Metropolitan area)
– The city of Dallas
– The city of Fort Worth
– Downtown district
– Fair Park district
– Oak Cliff district
– Deep Ellum neighborhood
– Lakewood neighborhood
– Uptown neighborhood
– Oak Lawn neighborhood
– West End neighborhood
– “You Call It”

From your entries, our judges will pick their top 5 postcards from each neighborhood, and everyone will be asked to vote for their favorite postcards by “liking” their favorite cards on our facebook page, and in person at our May PechaKucha event at the Lakewood Theater. The winning postcard for each neighborhood will be produced and included in our DFW Postcard set that will be shared at our future events and national conferences.

A special thanks to our judges ahead of time for helping us narrow down the postcard entries:
Christine Allison, President of D Magazine
Brent Brown, Founding Director of bcWorkshop and Dallas CityDesign Studio
Jason Roberts, co-Founder of Better Block

Each winner will receive 5 sets of DFW Postcard set and a full-week pass to Design Week 2013 where their blown up artwork will be displayed at DW13 events.

To enter:
1. Register for the neighborhood(s) you’ll be designing a postcard for (at the bottom of the registration form).
2. Design your postcard in illustrator or photoshop at 5×7 300 dpi.
3. Send your postcard design(s) to frances@aigadfw.org by midnight on May 1.

Entries are free for members and nonmembers, and you can enter as many postcard designs as you want.

Thanks to M&S Graphic Arts, Millet and Ussery Printing for producing our postcards!

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Published April 4, 2013