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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Official Rules of the PCA Autocross Logo Contest

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[UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to December 15, 2017]

This document describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the PCA Autocross Logo Contest organized by the Porsche Club of America (“PCA”). The object of this contest is to design a logo for PCA’s hugely popular AUTOCROSS program. Information on how to enter and prizes is part of these Official Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency, these Official Rules prevail.


“Entry” means a logo design created by the Entrant for this Contest.

“Entrant” means the individual who offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.


The Contest is open only to PCA members in good standing as listed in the PCA database during the course of the contest.

How to Enter

  1. Initial entries must be submitted by email to The entries must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and also as a JPG. See the Submission Guidelines below for further information.
  2. The email must include the name, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.
  3. No more than 3 Entries may be submitted by any one Entrant.
  4. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
  5. The deadline for Entries is midnight (one minute after 23:59) on December 15, 2017 EST.
  6. We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.
  7. There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the PCA NATIONAL AUTOCROSS program. The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

Because of the requirement to register the logo as a Service Mark, Entrants should take care to ensure that their Entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that cannot be registered as a Service Mark, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the Contest.

This image should not be photographic (see below for information on graphic formats), but must represent the AUTOCROSS program. 

The logo must also contain the word “Autocross” may also include “Porsche Club of America” or “PCA.”

The logo must not contain any other text besides that required above.

Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS). We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program. Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.

The limit on attachment sizes for our email is 5Mb. If your submission exceeds this size, even after compression, please send the images individually and note clearly in your emails that you are doing so.


Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced for use during the 2018 AUTOCROSS Season

The winning designer will receive:

  1. One set (1) of four (4) Pirelli tires with maximum retail value of $1,500.00 per set.
  2. $450 cash prize
  3. The right to use the basic logo to identify him/herself as the logo designer.

Judging and Selection of Winner

  1. The winning design will be selected by judges appointed for the purpose and by the PCA Executive Council. Their decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered into.
  2. PCA reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
  3. PCA reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.
  4. The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to PCA.
  5. Accepting the prize constitutes permission for PCA to make public and otherwise use winner’s name, and country of residence for publicity purposes. Further personal data may be requested but is not required.
  6. No timetable is set for the announcement of a winner due to the need to confirm that the winning entry can be registered as a Service Mark.

Intellectual Property

  1. All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.
  2. All Entries will become the sole property of PCA and may be displayed publicly on PCA web sites.
  3. The winning entry will be registered by PCA as a Service Mark and the Entrant agrees to transfer all right and title to the Entry to PCA in accordance with the Official Rules of this Contest.


Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and PCA in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and PCA and relating to the Contest.


The Entrant agrees that the ability to participate in the Contest and to compete for the prizes offered in connection with the Contest constitute, where required, sufficient consideration for the Entrant’s obligations under these Official Rules.

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