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Pronoun Pin Design Contest
Win a variety of great prizes!

Pronoun Pin
Design Contest
Win a variety of prizes!

About The Contest

We recognize that it's extremely important to be seen and heard for who you are and how you identify. That's why we want to create something made by you, for you: Introducing our Enamel Pronoun Pins.

Our goal is to create high-quality pins, with eye-catching designs that allow our community to show solidarity, authenticity, and style. For it to be a true reflection of our community, we want to include all of you in the process and hold a design contest! Anyone can submit a design (and please feel free to share the contest with friends and family) and get the chance for it to be featured on our pins.

100% of the profits from all of our pin sales will go to LGBTQ+ focused charities.

We suggest you design one of the following pronouns: He/Him, She/Her, They/Them, or Ask Me About My Pronouns, but feel free to submit a design that best represents your pronouns. This contest will be open from June 8 to June 30, 2021. The winner will be announced on July 8 and will win a $500 gift card to Kirrin Finch. The runner-up will receive a $100 gift card to Kirrin Finch.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO SUBMIT A DESIGN WILL BE SENT A FREE KIRRIN FINCH PRIDE TEE (size of your choosing, until stock, runs out)


Design Specifications

File Type: We prefer a vector file such as made in adobe illustrator, but we can accept sketches and drawings as long as they follow the design and color specifications below.

Image Size: this design will be put onto a small pin around 0.75 inches by 0.75 inches, so keep that in mind. The image does not need to be square, so can be 0.75 by 0.5, etc.

Colors: We don't suggest using more than 8 colors.

Design Notes:

No gradients or shading

Each color is outlined by metal

Minimum metal line thickness 
is 0.2mm and the minimum color area is 0.3mm

Text has to be at least 5pt.

Simple designs are best.

A good resource for pin design specifications: https://wizardpins.com/pages/enamel-pin-guide



Official Rules

The purpose of the contest is to create a design for Kirrin Finch. This contest is open to anyone (such as customers, followers, allies, family members, etc). The design may be used in all media – including online, print, merchandise, and other visual collateral.

Following are the official contest rules:

  • Individuals or teams may submit no more than one entry
  • All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images
  • All entries will become the property of Kirrin Finch. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that any and all intellectual property rights in the logo design are deemed assigned to Kirrin Finch
  • Except where prohibited by law, an entry submission into this contest constitutes permission to use the winner’s design and likeness provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation.
  • Individuals must be 18 or over to enter; if under 18, entrant must have parental permission to enter

Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Concept and originality
  2. Captures the spirit of the Kirrin Finch community
  3. Completeness of design and readiness for production
  4. Feasibility of production
  5. Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines

The winner will be asked to mock up their design for all pronoun pin variations. For any additional work outside of this scope, you will be compensated accordingly.

Kirrin Finch reserves the right to modify the winning design to better fit the needs of the Initiative.

The selected winner MUST submit a scalable version of the winning design so that it is adaptable to electronic and print media, to reproduction on small and large surfaces, and to use in color or in grayscale. The winner will be asked to design four versions of the design to include she/her, they/them, he/him pronouns and ask me my pronouns. Entrants can submit a design for any of the pronoun options.

All prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received by the applicable drawing date. Kirrin Finch reserves the right to extend the competition date and re-cast for additional entries.

Any questions about the contest should be sent to yourfriends@kirrinfinch.com