About the BreatheCon Swag Design Contest

The BreatheCon swag design contest offers adults (18 years of age or older) with cystic fibrosis an opportunity to express themselves artistically and give back to the CF community!
Using the prompt “What does the CF community look like to you?” adults with CF are invited to submit an original creative work of their own design. The winning design will ultimately be chosen by the CF community and will be printed on the BreatheCon 2020 swag.
Why do we send swag (Stuff We All Get) for BreatheCon? Just because BreatheCon is online doesn’t mean it’s not a REAL conference, so every year participants receive swag just like you would at an in-person conference. The swag with the contest’s winning design will get you excited for the event, and remind you of the fun you had long after the event is over. 
Please read the "How to Enter" section below before beginning your design.
Contest Theme and Message From the Co-Chairs

This year we want to see what the CF community looks like to you! BreatheCon is an event where everyone feels welcome and can make connections beyond our disease. We know that together we can make a difference and change what it means to have CF. “What does the CF community look like to you?” is the prompt to guide your artwork design for this year’s contest. Here’s a list of phrases to get your wheels turning as you think about your design:

  • Alone but together
  • A seat at the table
  • Room for everyone
  • We are all different AND can make a difference to each other
  • Reimagining community
We can't wait to see what you create!
Tannaz & Kasey
What is BreatheCon?

Contest Timeline

Submission Period: May 1, 2020 8:00 a.m. EDT - May 31, 2020 11:59 p.m. EDT 
Finalists Notified: On or before June 12, 2020
Public Voting Period: June 22 - July 7, 2020 
Winner Notified: July 8, 2020
BreatheCon 2020 Registration Opens & Winner Announced: August 24, 2020
All participants must be eligible to attend BreatheCon, meaning you have cystic fibrosis and will be 18 years of age or older by the event start date (September 25, 2020). See contest rules for more information.
Contest is void where prohibited by law. Contest judges and employees of the CF Foundation are ineligible to participate.
You can work with any materials you want, but all contest entries must be entered using the online entry form. You can submit artwork online (as a jpg, jpeg, png, svg, ai, psd, or eps). Due to COVID-19, CF Foundation offices are closed and can not accept mail submissions this year. The contest is open for entries until Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The information below will help you get started:
  1. Create: 
    • Image must fit within a 7 inch (height) x 10 inch (width) space.
    • Limit your submission to three (3) colors.
      • You may also incorporate a fourth color, using the blue from the BreatheCon logo. BreatheCon Logo Color Codes (CMYK - C85 M10 Y0 K0, RGB -R0 G153 B215, HEX - #0099D7)
    • Consider that the design will be printed on fabric - bold lines will work better than a sketch!
    • Sign your artwork! You are welcome and encouraged to include your signature on your submission.
    • Artwork must be original and intended solely for the purpose of this contest.
  2. Write:
    In 200 words or less, write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it answers the question, “What does the CF community look like to you?” The description of your artwork will be visible to the public should you become a finalist or win.
  3. Submit:
    A. Complete the online entry form.
    B. Submit your artwork.  Upload your design to the contest site as a .jpg, jpeg, png, svg, ai, psd, or eps.
Submissions will be judged on the following parameters:
  1. Artistic skill:
    Based on artistic merit.
  2. Creativity and originality:
    Unique approach to the submission and representation of the contest theme, "What does the CF community look like to you?"
  3. Contest theme communication:
    How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the supporting statement.
Up to six (6) finalists will be selected from all submissions by the judging panel, including the BreatheCon 2020 co-chairs and the CF Foundation communications and virtual event staff. Finalists will be notified on or before June 12, 2020 by telephone or email. After the finalists are selected, the public will vote for their favorite submission for a period of two weeks (June 22- July 7, 2020). These votes will determine the contest winner.
One Winner
The submission receiving the highest number of votes will win. The winner will be notified on July 8, 2020 by telephone or email.
The winner will then be announced on August 24 when BreatheCon 2020 registration opens  Contest winner will be required to not share their win publicly until after the official announcement is made on August 24, 2020.
The Winner will be featured on the BreatheCon 2020 registration site and BreatheCon 2020 swag. The winner will receive a special goody bag of CF Foundation and BreatheCon 2020 swag including extras with their artwork to share with family and friends. 
  • Submissions that are not original works intended for the sole purpose of this contest and submissions that contain logos will be disqualified.
  • Only one submission per artist. Only the first submission entered for each artist will be considered, and any additional submissions will be disqualified.
  • Please read through contest rules for more information.
  • Submissions that appear to be an endorsement of a particular CF treatment or therapy will be disqualified.