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Fair Wage Graphic Contest offers $100 reward

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Submit a GRAPHIC for posters and lawn signs promoting the Eureka Fair Wage Act and you could win $100!! (and higher wages)

The Eureka Fair Wage Act, which will require large employers in Eureka to pay a $12 minimum wage, is expected to be on the ballot in March. The Eureka Fair Wage campaign is offering a $100 award to the person who submits a great graphic for use on fair wage posters and lawn signs.

Submit your drawing or computer art by mailing it to:

Fair Wages c/o Don Swall

1140 E Street #30 Eureka, CA 95501

or emailing it to info@fairwages.org.

Please include your name and a way to get in contact with you.

All contest submissions must be in by January 10th and the winning graphic will be announced at the Eureka Fair Wage benefit show, featuring local honky-tonk band, Rooster McClintock later in the month. Second and Third place prizes will also be announced at the benefit. You need not be present to win.

More contest details can be found on the internet at fairwages.org or call 707.442.7465.

Raise Wages!

  1. December 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Thank You!

  2. December 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    People love contests.

  3. Plain Jane
    December 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    If I were an artist I’d design something like a person in a tiny boat with gunnel below the waterline and savage sharks circling, a super hero coming with a life line.

  4. December 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I’d go with the Monopoly moneybags guy looking horrified and shouting “TWELVE DOLLARS?!” But nobody ever asks my opinion about these things, I wonder why.

  5. Plain Jane
    December 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Superhero UNIONMAN!! :-)

  6. Anon
    December 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Whoever wins the $100 should donate it to the first person who loses their jobs if this asinine idea ever gets on the ballot & wins.

  7. December 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Minimum Wage Factoid: Raising the Minimum Wage is Overwhelmingly Supported by the Public

    This June, a Zogby Analytics survey of likely voters found seven out of 10 supporting a raise above $10 an hour (including 54 percent of Republicans). Notably, 71 percent of young people (18 to 23 years old) favored it. Likewise, last November’s “American Values Survey” by the Public Religion Research Institute showed two-thirds of Americans in favor of a $10-per-hour minimum.

    Jim Hightower http://www.nationalmemo.com/our-disgraceful-minimum-wage/

  8. December 2, 2012 at 10:06 am

    As a Graphic Artist, I’ve always been against these type of contests. Even though it’s for a good cause. Designing logos and art is a profession. Why not have a contest to plumb the restrooms, or have a contest to roof the building and offer a fraction of what the job actually costs.
    Yeah, yeah, I know. They don’t have any money. I’m sure they’ll get a nice design donated. At that price it is a donation. I guess it’s just a pet-peeve for me that every aspect of a company’s set up requires professionals until they get to the art phase; then it’s like, “Oh, I’ll get my niece in 8th grade to paint the sign, she draws good!”
    “No respect, I tell ya, I can’t get no respect at all…..!” Rodney Dangerfield.

  9. jr
    December 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Moviedad: Add musicians to the list of professions that people are always trying to get donated. You make a valid point.

  10. December 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    moviedad, jr too: right ;)

    I guess the thing is that those who don’t have an established art presence like you can get recognition this way.

    Also maybe it’s a natural part of the bait and tease that advertising ones wares always needs in America more than other places, but those places some too. We are all human, after all.

    One last, to tease you, but meant: I think I’d get a bit of pride if some work of mine got to be in many homes because it was on a poster or a promo mp3.

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