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Contest Fri Jun 01 2012

Contest: The Bears of Blue River Album Art Design

The Bears of Blue River, folksy Chicago band, have just returned from touring, and released their latest album, Dames, in 2011. Their sound is light, fun, and refreshing, perfect for a sunny Chicago day. They're in the process of creating their next album, and they've taken an innovative approach to its concept. The Bears of Blue River have decided to let their fans create the design for the album art, and the winner of this contest could be you! Take a listen to one of their songs, "Blue Ribbon," below to get inspired:

The contest prize features some pretty nifty items, including number 1 of a 250-set hand-numbered pink vinyl, a framed copy of the winning artwork, and a personal shout out to you in the album liner notes to say thanks. Beyond the prizes for the winner, the band wanted to make sure that everyone who submitted an entry felt their gratitude; each person that enters the contest will also be recognized in the album liner notes. Pretty cool, right?

Contest entries can be sent in the form of photographs, paintings, illustrations and digital artwork, so there's plenty of room for variety and creativity within your design. Send your finished product to The Bears of Blue River by June 30 for consideration via email or standard mail at the contest's website, where you can find further details and specifications for your entry.

 
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