New York City Condom Design Contest

The Classic New York City Condoms

The Classic New York City Condoms

The famous (though low-quality) New York City condoms are currently being given out everywhere… in schools, clinics, and even at train stations. Next fall the city has planned to release a limited-edition condom package and is holding a contest to pick the new look.

They are looking for a design that would reflect NYC’s “distinctive culture and style while also promoting safer sex.”

The website says: “Maybe you’ve admired the NYC Condom’s sleek package design. Maybe you even own one or two of the 41 million the Health Department gave away last year. We’re not about to abandon the now-iconic package, but we want to keep things interesting. So we’re planning a special limited edition of NYC’s favorite prophylactic – and we want you to design it. Whether you’re a famous artist or just a doodler, this is your chance to promote safer sex in New York City. We’re looking for designs that reflect the city’s diverse, distinctive culture while conveying the message that safer sex is better sex.”

“Any New York City resident, 17 or older, can submit one entry. The artwork must be original, must not be raunchy, and can’t include copyrighted or trademarked images (no Empire State Building motifs). With those exceptions, anything goes. But think fast – entries are due by midnight on January 22, 2010. For details on how to submit an entry, see the Rules and the FAQ (PDF).”

There is no cash prize for winning this contest…. But if your design makes it onto New York City condoms, you’re pretty much going to be the most famous NYC artist.

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