Browncoats: Redemption joins the 2011 CSTS Lineup

The creative team at Big Damn Fan Films, Inc., the non-profit production company behind Browncoats: Redemption, has joined us again this year to raise money for some great charitable causes.  The crew at Browncoats: Redemption have given us permission to show their film at all of our 2011 events! This year, organizers for screenings and affiliate events will receive a copy of Browncoats: Redemption with their sponsor packs. To learn more about this ambitious, charitable film, visit them HERE.  We strongly encourage you to buy the DVD or Blu-Ray while you’re there!

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And the 2011 CSTS Art Contest Winner is …

Congratulations to Melanie Fischer, winner of this year's Can't Stop The Serenity promotional art contest. Melanie's winning design will be used around the world to publicize this year's charity screenings of Serenity for Equality Now. Please keep in mind that this is preliminary artwork only, and we'll be working with Melanie to make a few tweaks to get it ready for its big debut. As soon as the final artwork is ready, we'll make it available to organizers and supporters in a variety of formats and sizes. Please join us in congratulating Melanie! You can follow her on Twitter at @browncoat2x2.

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Art Contest Voting Closed!

Voting is now closed for the 2011 Can't Stop The Serenity Art Contest! We will be announcing the winning entry soon!

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Art Contest Deadline Extended To February 14

The deadline to submit entries for the 2011 CSTS art contest has been extended to February 14. While we have been talking about the contest on Twitter, Facebook, our forums and elsewhere, we recently discovered that our Broadwave email news alert about the contest hadn't gone out until this past Friday. So, we're extending the deadline by two weeks to allow people who are just now finding out about the contest to participate. Thanks to those who have already submitted entries, and we look forward to seeing all the new ones!

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Please pardon the dust while we do some D.I.Y.

You may notice some changes to the site over the weekend, as we undertake a little D.I.Y. We're making Can't Stop the Serenity all spiffy and shiny for the new year, and have some wonderful things in store for you all! We hope you can bear with us while we work, and we promise to have everything like new come Monday morning (just don't look under that dust cover over there... shhhhhh).

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2011 Promotional Art Contest

Can't Stop The Serenity logo The Browncoats have spoken!

The Can't Stop The Serenity promotional art contest is back for 2011! In its five-year history, Can't Stop The Serenity has raised more than half a million dollars for Equality Now. We can do even more good works this year, but only if people show up! That's where you come in. Since we've been doing this for half a decade now, the novelty factor has worn off, which means it's more important than ever before to build excitement for CSTS. The logo, poster and t-shirts are critical tools for raising awareness about the event, building excitement, and getting people into theaters around the world. Think you've got what it takes to design this year's official artwork? Then read on to learn the rules for this year's contest: THE SHINY STUFF:
  • The winner’s artwork will be used as the basis for the T-shirt, poster and promo for CSTS 2011.
  • Additionally, the winner’s artwork will be featured prominently throughout CSTS’s new and improved website for 2011.
THE (ABBREVIATED) RULES:
  • All artwork you submit must be your own. If you plan to incorporate any stock imagery in your entry, you must have documentation showing that you have permission to use and reproduce it.
  • It should go without saying, but we'll say it anyway. Don't use copyrighted artwork in your submission.
  • Because this is about Equality Now, there should be no overt violence portrayed within the art.
  • The winner’s artwork will be used by CSTS for the purposes of the 2011 CSTS Screenings and events, and for additional promotional purposes until the 2012 artwork has been chosen. No other compensation will be given to the winner.
ARTWORK GUIDELINES
  • Each entry should include the following:
    • An isolated version of the logo (no background images)
    • A black and white version of the logo
    • A mockup of the logo as a poster (may contain additional text and artwork)
    • A mockup of the logo as a T-shirt (may contain additional text and artwork)
  • You must use the CSTS logo and have it displayed predominantly within the piece you are submitting. You can download various versions of the logo here.
  • The logo may be used in many different ways, including, but not limited to stationery, patches, stickers, web banners, icons, etc. The more flexible your design, the better.
  • For acceptable file types, printing requirements, etc., please see the full contest rules.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, January 10, 2011, and must be received no later than January 31, 2011 by 11:59 P.M. PST in order to be considered for this contest.
  • You may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
  • All entries and questions should be submitted to the 2011 CSTS Art Director, Adam Levermore, at artdirector@cantstoptheserenity.com. If you need to mail your submission, email artdirector@cantstoptheserenity.com for instructions and a mailing address.
  • All entries which meet the guidelines will be posted on February 7, 2011, PST on the official CSTS website, to be voted on by the general public. The voting period ends February 14, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. PST. In the event of a tie, the Global Team will choose the winning piece.
For all the rules, regulations and other red tape-type things, please see the full contest rules. Good luck! We can’t wait to see your submissions!

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