By entering the Teen Arts Leadership Summit (TALS) Logo Design Contest, you agree to be bound to the following rules and conditions:

Eligibility: The Teen Arts Leadership Summit (TALS) Logo Design Contest is a competition open to any person at least 13 years old but no older than 19 years old, and residing in the Chicagoland area.

Contest Entries: Make your entry by completing our online form by 5pm on Monday, August 20. The design competition is open to all teens ages 13-19 years old who reside in the Chicagoland area (metro Chicago and surrounding suburbs). This is an individual competition. Only submit a design that is your own original creation. Each participant is solely responsible for his or her entry and the consequences of making that entry. Urban Gateways and the Year of Creative Youth Teen Advisory Council reserve the right to disqualify any entry if we determine that it contains design marks or logos belonging to other established brands and resulting in copyright infringement. Participants are solely responsible for all costs associated with the preparation of an entry (the only exception being participation in a Design Open House at Street Level on the provided dates). If you are under the age of 18, you must provide a consent form signed by your Parent or Legal Guardian – print, complete, scan, & submit along with your entry this consent form. Entries received after 5pm on Monday, August 20, 2018 will be considered late entries, and late entries will be disqualified from the Logo Design Contest.


Judging & Winner Announcement: All entries will be reviewed by the Year of Creative Youth Teen Advisory Council and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. The winner will be contacted via the email provided on the submission survey form. The winner will be announced on Urban Gateways social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We reserve the right to choose a winner, but to not guarantee the winner’s work will be used in the final promotional materials and promotions for the Teen Arts Leadership Summit event.

Ownership and Permissions: Participants retain the rights to their entry and if selected as the winner, their design. All Participants hereby grant Urban Gateways permission to use the Designs in whole or in part for any educational, promotional, or other standard organizational purpose, in any media now known or later developed, without compensation to the participant beyond the $200 cash prize received upon winning the contest. This includes but is not limited to archives, educational programs, fundraising, promotions (including on social media), event materials (including but not limited to items such as tote bags, brochures, notebooks, promotional materials, etc.), and publications. This permission is irrevocable and perpetual.


Urban Gateways and Year of Creative Youth Teen Advisory Council decisions are final and binding.

Participants represent and warrant that their designs shall: comply with these rules, contain only the participant’s own original material, be lawful, true, and accurate, and not infringe on the rights of any third party.

Do not submit anything that introduces any software viruses, worms, or other programs designed to damage software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

Urban Gateways and the Year of Creative Youth Teen Advisory Council reserve the right to disqualify any participant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the Design Contest; violate these Rules; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

Release: All participants hold Urban Gateways and the Year of Creative Youth Teen Advisory Council, its regents, officers, agents, employees, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with a participant’s participation in the TALS Logo Design Contest, or participant’s acceptance or use of awards and prizes.

Privacy: All participants waive any privacy expectations they may have with regard to their entries. Participants must not submit any content or personally identifiable information that they do not want made public (online or at the event).

Be aware that if your entry is selected: As a finalist, your name, age, grade, school, and the city/state where you live may be displayed on the Teen Arts Leadership Summit and/or TALS Logo Design Contest pages of the Urban Gateways website, and on other promotional materials as applicable. Participants’ street addresses, emails, and phone numbers will not be posted. If your content is selected by the Advisory Council for posting, website visitors may share your content via social media websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram. These sites operate independently of the TALS Logo Design Contest and have their own privacy policies. In addition, comments with which you disagree may become associated with the content you submit.