UCDA initiates Campus Violence Poster Project

Recent shootings on the campuses of Northern Illinois University and Louisiana Technical College, and the tragedy at Virginia Tech University last April, have brought a shocking reminder of how an ordinary, daily event can turn into tragedy. This tragedy illuminates, however, the generous human impulse to want to help those who have suffered loss.

In response to this tragedy, the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) is orchestrating a poster project. UCDA is asking members and designers to design a poster that reflects some aspect of campus violence-the shock of the event itself, the heroism of the survivors, or the importance of crisis preparedness. This summer, UCDA's Designer magazine will feature the posters, and include them on the UCDA website for viewing. Each one-of-a-kind poster will also be on sale through an online auction.

How to enter:

To contribute a poster, please complete the entry form available on the UCDA website and email your poster file to info@ucda.com. Posters should be no larger than 12" x 18" at 300 dpi, and entries are limited to two per person. You do not need to be a UCDA member to contribute a poster. All entries are due by Friday, April 4, 2008. Posters will be printed in time for the online auction.

Designers warrant that nothing in their posters infringe upon the rights of any third parties and indemnify UCDA from any claims arising out of their submission. Designers will retain all rights to their poster designs. By submitting poster art, contributors explicitly give UCDA permission to reproduce the posters and distribute them electronically or in Designer magazine. One copy will be printed and sold at auction. In all instances of distribution, UCDA will give credit to the designer of each poster.

Additional information is available on the UCDA Campus Violence Poster Project webpage.

(Note: As a UCDA member, and Designer Magazine Editorial Advisory Board member, I encourage all bLog-oMotives readers to participate in this nonprofit public awareness project - J.).

© 2008 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

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