2018 Conclave Theme: “Elevate”
el·e·vāt. v. raise or lift up to a higher position.
Raise the bar. Lift your spirits. Heighten expectations. Enhance the game. Intensify the drumbeat.
There are many ways to describe Conclave. In 2018, we will do it in just one word: elevate.
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
–Henry David Thoreau
The 2018 SR-7A Conclave will be held at Camp Rock Enon with Shenshawpotoo Lodge #276 as the Service Lodge.
The Section is seeking 2018 Conclave patch design submissions from the membership of SR-7A. The section officers will select the top three patch design concepts and will present them to the Council of Chiefs on April 30, 2017. At that time, the winning patch design concept will be selected by the COC, and the Section will begin refining the concept into a final design. The SR-7A Promotions Team will then prepare a complete promotions package by the Southern Region SOS in the summer. The winner will receive a Conclave 2018 Merchandise Pack (including a patch, flap, back patch, neckerchief, t-shirt, and hat).
Our judges will be looking for a patch design that best exhibits creativity, originality, and visual beauty.
Patches must adhere to the following BSA policies:
SR-7A Branding Resources may be found here. Note that a Conclave patch falls under the “Illustrations” category on page 7 of the branding guide, and does not necessarily have to comply with the section logo, typeface, and color specifications found elsewhere in the guide.
Open to all registered Arrowmen (youth and adult) who are members of lodges 3, 161, 258, 276, 333, or 349. Entries must be received by midnight April 21 2017. One Arrowman may submit multiple entries. In the design process, remember that designs may be altered to conform to standard patch sizes and shapes.
For the purpose of the contest, all rights to the images submitted for consideration, become the property of the Boy Scouts of America. Submission of an entry constitutes a full and complete release of the images with the understanding that the image, a portion or feature of the image, or a variation of the image may be used in publications and/or events at the sole discretion of the Boy Scouts of America. They Boy Scouts of America may alter the image at their sole discretion. Submission of an entry also constitutes the entrant’s certification that design is their own original work. The decisions of the judges/COC are final.
Design concepts must be submitted electronically. If scanned artwork, the file should be in color and at least 300 dpi (.pdf, .png, .jpg, or .tif preferred). If created in graphic design software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) the file should be exported as a .pdf. The Section will request a copy of the file in its native application if the winning design concept was created in a software application.
Designs must be submitted via http://www.sr7a.org/patchcontest by midnight on April 21 2017. Files should be no larger than 10 MB.
Questions should be directed to the SR-7A Promotions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org