Winter Institute 10th Anniversary Commemorative Design Contest

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The ABA Winter Institute 10th Anniversary Commemorative Design Contest

Open to ABA member stores. Need not attend Winter Institute to enter or win.

The upcoming 2015 Winter Institute in Asheville isn’t just any old ABA gathering. Come next February, for the tenth time, ABA will present the most anticipated annual event in bookselling, offering learning, networking, authors, a new city and stores to explore, and, perhaps most importantly, a place to connect with friends and colleagues.

And that deserves something special to remember it by.

We know that booksellers are a talented group. Share that talent, in the form of an inspired design that ABA will use for Winter Institute t-shirts and other merchandise!*

Send us an original Wi10 themed design—be sure to follow the do’s and don'ts here—by September 5, 2014.  Four finalists will be chosen by ABA, and one design will be chosen by the membership to win the Grand Prize of $150. The winner will be announced on or around October 1, 2014.

Winter Institute volunteers and select guests will receive a commemorative t-shirt with the winning design for the event, and a limited quantity will be sold there. All design files will be uploaded to Redbubble in time for everyone to order his or her own shirt—or whatever!—before arriving in Asheville.

Submission period: July 10 - September 5, 2014
Voting period: September 2 - 30, 2014
Winner announced: October 1, 2014

*T-shirts for certain; no guarantees about other merchandise, but we’ll try to make that happen.


Find out more…Design Specs, Rules & Prizes

Submit your design

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.








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