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Copyright © Entrepreneurship Foundation 

​​​​Entrepreneurship Foundation

There are two competitions: one for the best plans for creative businesses, and one for the best artists.  You may enter either or both.  Judging will be based on the online application. In the application you will be asked to upload a file showing examples of your work; if you have a video, just include a link to a sample video posted on YouTube.   
SUBMISSIONS DUE December 3

ELIGIBILITY.  Entrants must be a Connecticut resident OR attending a Connecticut college or university.


COMMERCIAL ART CATEGORIES.  Prizes for best concept to launch or grow a creative business.
​$2500 1st,  $1000 2nd,  $500 3rd in each category; plus $5000 for best overall and $500 for best pitch.
APPLY AT  www.Back-Offices.com/create    
A.    GRAPHIC DESIGN (Logos, Package design, Pop displays, Posters, Ads, Illustration)
B.    WEB DESIGN  
C.    VIDEOS (or FILM)  to market or explain how a product or service works; or as entertainment
D.    ADVERTISING and MARKETING (Print, Broadcast, Social Media, Email, Guerilla marketing)
E.    MUSIC BUSINESS (Production, Distribution, Agency, Performance venue, Festival)

TALENT CATEGORIES.  Prizes for best artist per category: $1000 1st,  $500 2nd.
1.     GRAPHIC DESIGNER
2.     ILLUSTRATOR   
3.     PHOTOGRAPHER
APPLY at www.Back-Offices.com/talent  Upload portfolio as a PowerPoint.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • All finalists may opt-in for a free 6-month listing in an online directory of creative services.
  • Six entrants will receive a half-hour review of pitch deck with Bob Dorf.
  • Six finalists will receive an 83% discount on 6 months office/creative space at MOCO in Bridgeport.
  • One finalist will receive a free website design (3 pages) and hosting for one year from ShowLynk.
  • Two finalists will receive 2 months of Social Media Marketing support from S-J Marketing
  • One finalist will receive a 1-year membership at Space Studio (a digital media studio) in New Haven 


SPONSORS
CT Next
                                           Economic Development Agency    www.CTnext.com                            


MOCO                                               Creative Co-working facility            www.WorldofMoco.com  

SJ-Moore Marketing                        Marketing Services                         www.SJ-Moore.com

Aligning LLC                                    Videography                                    www.alignwithus.com

ShowLynk                                         An Online Creative community       www.ShowLynk.com 

Sonic Playground Productions      Music Studio                                   cottoisaiah316@gmail.com  

City Lights & Company                   Gallery and Arts Events                  www.citylightsgallery.org

Don Tirea                                          Leader in Creative Community

Kvon Photography                          Commercial Photography               www.kvonphotography.com           
AIGA - Connecticut                         Graphic Arts Association                 https://connecticut.aiga.org/         
Julia Seraphine Agency                  Social Media Marketing                  www.juliaseraphine.com/


2020 Connecticut Creative Business Competition

Over $30,000 in encouragement grants + Mentoring + Access to Studio Space

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