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The Guild Protests Poster Contest Promoting Obama’s Jobs Bill
« on: October 18, 2011, 09:11:51 AM »
Not too slick Mr. President. 

An Open Letter to the Obama For America Campaign

On October 6, 2011, the Obama For America re-election campaign announced a design contest titled “Art Works; A poster contest to support American jobs.” The alleged purpose of this poster is to motivate people to support the President’s American Jobs Act. The “prize" for the winning poster designer is a framed print of the poster, signed by the President.

Additionally, the contest rules state that all artists who submit work to the contest grant the Obama For America campaign an unrestricted unpaid irrevocable license to use ALL of the submissions, not just the winning entry, and the campaign nowhere promises to credit the "winning" artist when his/her work is used.

The irony isn’t lost on us: A crowdsourced contest is soliciting free work (spec work) from American artists for the purpose of promoting legislation to create jobs.

The Graphic Artists Guild has sent a letter to the Obama for America campaign expressing our outrage at this contest. You can read the full text of the letter on our website:
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Offline Hudson James

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Re: The Guild Protests Poster Contest Promoting Obama’s Jobs Bill
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 02:16:59 PM »
Not the "CHANGE" you voted for?

How elitist and out of touch. Thankfully, for the country, their days are numbered but sadly, how many thousands will suffer until they are voted out. Far to many of our sisters and brothers ..far to many.