Submit your cannabis package design and win $5000 cash!
Due to popular demand, the contest deadline has been extended by one week to March 15th at 4:20pm. Also we thought we would give you a little sneak preview of what you are up against! "HIGH ART" is an annual arts challenge hosted by Juxtapoz. The pioneering competition engages artists from all over the globe, and the winning designs will become the package brand for the three OrganiCann product lines; “Mendocann, Royal Humboldt, and Kronic Kush.” We even have a special celebrity guest judge... the one and only Skinner.
Theme: Seal of High Quality
“Displaying highlights of each respective strain in pictographs, i.e. Royal Humboldt - Heartland of “Trees” - hence hearts and trees, and image underlay of tree bark representing the dense forests of Humboldt County; Kronic Kush using icons displaying themes of Silk Road Trade (camels, henna stencil), an underlay of the mountains of Nepal; Mendocann’s seal is made up of icons of local craft brews, winery, as well as rail road tracks, representing the skunk train, it shares the same image underlay as Royal Humboldt, representing the lush greenery of Mendocino County”.
The contest winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and the winning art will be featured on the three product packages for a one year period. A second and third place winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. Entry deadline is . The design guidelines are below:
1) You are designing three different product packages for three different cannabis brands “Kronic Kush, Royal Humboldt, and Mendocann”
2) All three designs should be aligned by a central design “theme” of your choosing
3) Please submit the designs per the below PDF template to: email@example.com
4) Submit all three designs in the same email attachment
5) Please submit designs as JPEGS
6) All art must include the Natural Cannabis logo, the linked file is a .pdf in vector format
7) You may not manipulate the Natural Cannabis logo
8) Design deadline is March 15th, 2014 at 4:20pm
ABOUT THE BRANDS:
Royal Humboldt encompasses cannabis hand-crafted in Humboldt County, California. The area is densely forested, mountainous and rural, with about 110 miles of coastline. Humboldt County is known for its cultural attributes associated with the cultivation and proliferation of cannabis. David Samuels of The New Yorker describes the county as "the heartland of high-grade marijuana farming in California." During the1970s and 1980s, Humboldt County saw a large migration of the Bay Area counter-culture to its region. Many came looking to purchase cheap land, and ended up growing marijuana to finance their land ownership. The rural culture and hippie scene eventually collaborated to create a “rural hippie community” in which marijuana became the center of the economy. The Royal Humboldt brand represents the highest quality product resulting from this unique economy and passionate community. More info here.
Mendocann is a class of cannabis strains all cultivated within Mendocino County, California. This appellation is known for the Pacific Ocean coastline, redwood forests, wine production, microbrew, liberal views and cannabis, of course! The notable historic and recreational attraction of the "Skunk Train" connects Fort Bragg with Willits in Mendocino County via a steam-locomotive engine. The ideal climate and geology of the area make Mendocino county recognized as a premier cannabis growing region. More info here.
Kush refers to a subset of strains of Cannabis Indica, and all of its many hybrid decendents. The origins of Kush are landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, North-Western India and Himalayan Mountain range. The strains were brought to the United States in the mid-to-late 1970s. Long prized for its medicinal properties, this is the bud known for its long-lasting, “couch-lock” effects, intense flavor and skunky and lemon-fuel odors. Kronic Kush is likely to make a name for itself as one of the most sought-after brands in OrganiCann’s repertoire. More info here.