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Contest Rules

"Preventing Gun Violence at Your School" 2014 Project Sentry Logo Contest Rules


Deadline Date
All entries must be received by April 4, 2014, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina, 55 Beattie Place, Suite 700, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Winners will be notified on or about April 18, 2014.

Who May Enter
Any student in elementary, middle or high school in the State of South Carolina may submit an entry. Entries will be divided into the following categories:
Division 1 - Grades 1-2
Division 2 - Grades 3-5
Division 3 - Grades 6-8
Division 4 - Grades 9-12

Logo Specifications
Completed logos may be submitted on construction paper, poster tag or heavy paper. Designs should not include any copyrighted materials such as cartoon or television characters. Submissions should not be laminated. Please limit entries to an approximate size of 8" ½ x 11" and avoid the use of lined paper.

Logo Themes
Discuss with your students the goal of the contest – to prevent gun violence in your school by educating fellow students about the dangers of gun violence. Logo themes should be original, appropriate in subject matter and the product solely of the student who is entering the contest. Entries are free to include a slogan in their logo, but this is not required.

Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of school aged children picked by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Criteria for the selection of award-winning logos are:
- Relationship of the logo design to the goals of Project Sentry
- Originality
- Artwork
- Visual Impact

Prizes will be awarded for each of the four grade divisions as follows:
Overall Winner $100.00 total
1st Place Winners of remaining three grade divisions $ 50.00
The overall winner will also be considered to be the winner of his or her grade division and will only receive one prize ($100 cash award - $50.00 for winning division and $50.00 for winning overall). The overall winning logo will also be reprinted in Project Sentry materials. Other grade division logo winners may also be reprinted on materials at the sole discretion of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

All entries must include a Project Sentry Contest application. (NOTE: please attach an application to EACH entry by stapling or gluing the application to the back of the entry so that the entry cannot be separated from the application. This insures that we have the student’s name/grade division/school name with their entry.) Finally, the entry should be mailed to:

A. Lance Crick, Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of S.C.
55 Beattie Place, Suite 700
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: 864-282-2100
Fax: 864-233-3158

Terms and Conditions of Participation
By submitting a logo in our contest, you agree to the following terms and conditions on behalf of the participating student:

I am submitting the logo on behalf of my student and have discussed these contest rules with my student and/or their parents. In exchange for contest consideration, any and all legal rights of title and ownership in the submitted project (including copyright protections) shall become the legal right of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office shall have free use of such project for any and all purposes for which it sees fit, without any further obligation to me or the student. The submission was the sole creation of the named student. I understand that projects submitted for consideration will not be returned. Furthermore, I agree
that the name of the student can and will be used in press releases, U.S. Attorney’s Office website, U.S. Attorney’s Office publications, and any other documents that the U.S. Attorney’s Office sees fit without any further notice to me or the student.

Updated February 5, 2015