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GB Kendo - Official Tenugui Competition

Artwork Requirements and Terms & Conditions Of Entry

Artwork requirements:

Spirit of the design – This Tenugui will be serving a dual purpose.  It is for use by the GB Kendo squad and will ideally incorporate some elements pertaining to GB Kendo.  However, this Tenugui is also for general sale for the purposes of raising funds for the squad and so the design needs to be attractive to the general public for general use/as a memento.  As such we encourage a creative approach to the primary design with branding of the GB Kendo elements approached in a more subtle manner.

The printable area of the Tenugui is 94cm by 28cm.  This is surrounded on all sides by a 3cm border which cannot be printed.  Designs must take account of the limits of printing.







Designs can incorporate up to 2 colours, plus white.  Any colours will be considered in the judging.  If you wish to incorporate GB Kendo associated colours red and blue will with the following values will be appropriate options:

Blue:     C100 M72 Y0 K19
Red:      C0 M91 Y76 K6

Use of the GB Kendo logo and branding is permissible and encouraged as an element of design.  The font for GB Kendo should be ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi.  The GB Kendo Lion design is available as a download here.

Artwork should be supplied in CMYK colour, in a high resolution image file format (ai, psd, pdf, jpg, tif).

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Competition terms and conditions:

  1. By entering either of these competitions, Competition A or Competition B you agree by the terms and conditions detailed here.
  2. Competition winners agree to their names being announced alongside the promotional material of Nine Circles.
  3. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  4. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  5. Competition A is for a £50.00 GBP Nine Circles gift voucher.

    5.1. To enter Competition A you must, like and follow the Nine Circles page, like the main competition post and leave a friendly comment.

    5.2. All entrants to Competition A will be assigned a number.  At the time of the draw a number will be randomly selected and we will contact the winning entrant to issue their prize.

    5.3. The date of the draw will be at the time of launch of the GB Kendo Tenugui.  At the time of the launch announcement we will select and contact the winning entrant to supply their prize.

    5.4. Only one entry per person will be permitted.  Multiple entries, or failure to comply with entry conditions may result in exclusion from the promotion.
  6.  Competition B is for a £250 GBP Nine Circles gift voucher and a GB Kendo Tenugui.

    6.1. To enter Competition B you must submit a Tenugui design which conforms to the artwork requirements detailed here.  Designs must be submitted by the 12th July 2018 for entry.

    6.2. The winning entrant will be selected by a judging panel consisting of representatives from the GB Kendo squad and Nine Circles Ltd.

    6.3. The winning design will be sold as a not for profit item by Nine Circles Ltd and its image disseminated for promotional purposes.  The winning design will be completely released to Nine Circles Ltd and GB Kendo for these purposes and rights to current or future monetary or other recompense will be relinquished.

    6.4  The date of the prize giving will be at the time of launch of the GB Kendo Tenugui.