Thank you for your feedback, any and all is appreciated.
I hope to clarify to clarify any misunderstandings with my reply below:
The character is not to represent the business, as stated in the advert the character is to represent the sustainability department of the company. Sustainability and environmental causes is not what we do as a business but is something we want to push in our industry as we believe it is the most difficult challenge we face.
We have an internal design department but felt that this character design was a good opportunity to reach out to an audience that typically does not overlap with the finance industry. We also felt that it would be an opportunity for those starting out to develop their portfolios and designs.
- CMYK and Pantone reference can be derived from RGB. As stated, the colour does not hold significance to final judging but is provided simply as support.
- We define it to be print ready because we do not want to return to the creator to ask for more work, such as creating more poses. We require it to be ready as is. It is a competition and not a hiring application.
- You are correct, this may need to be re-phrased but is related to point 2. It must be print ready.
We are not valuing our business at £850. These are simply the prizes we concluded to be suitable for the winners. Once the winners are chosen, we will not use any other design for marketing or commercial purposes. Entries will be shown on our relevant platforms and we will acknowledge all designs and try our best to showcase these.
To reply to your most recent post, yes this is something that is a first for the company. We do not have experience with this community and try to take all advice on board. Our aim is not to take advantage of anyone nor use their ideas without permission.