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Financial Tea In The Morning: A DNCU Podcast (Call For Entries)

Podcast Call For Entries

Have an original song, image, or artwork?

Be part of our new podcast in a very special way!

We want to showcase member-submitted artwork and music that represents who we are, New Mexico, our culture, and Del Norte Credit Union.

Do you have an original song?

Maybe you have artwork or images that embody our credit union and our family?

Get all the details below:

 A Call For Original DNCU Member-Submitted Art & Music for DNCU’s New Podcast:

Financial Tea in the Morning

Coming May 2021

Winners Receive $100*

The podcast will consist of 15-20min episodes that explore what it means to be a member of a credit union, providing financial education to empower members, and upholding the DNCU mission of improving lives. The tone is approachable, knowledgeable, and with a sense of humor.

 

Entries Accepted:

March 9 – March 31, 2021

Winners Announced:

Week of April 5, 2021

Submit your entries to dmunoz@dncu.org

*Participants must be DNCU members in good standing. Funds will be deposited in member’s share account.

Theme Music Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions: Theme music for our new Del Norte Credit Union podcast, Financial Tea in the Morning

The selected cover art establishes the audio branding of the podcast, as it will be featured in the beginning and end of each podcast episode.

The creator of the selected music will receive $100, in addition to credit in our podcast show notes and at the end of each episode.

CREATIVE BRIEF

We are open to a variety of styles from acoustic to American folk, a short theme song or jingle, or just instrumental.

You may take inspiration from themes of finance, money, banking, tea, morning, New Mexico, Mariachi, Norteño, membership, family, etc.

The full length of the track should be between 90 seconds to 3 minutes, keeping in mind that we may use the full or partial track in the beginning and again at the end of each episode. A different section of the track may be used for each placement.

If you decide to use lyrics, there should also be at least a 30 second segment of just instrumental OR an instrumental version without vocals.

Music that is easily loop-able and extendable to fit different situations, is preferred.

While the genre is flexible, the feeling should be something you would want to listen to in the morning while you are getting ready to start your day.

GUIDELINES

  • Contest is open to all DNCU-members artists. Entries will be accepted from individuals or collaborative teams.
  • Limit 3 entries per person or team.
  • There is no cost to submit.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.

SPECIFICATIONS

Submissions must be:

.wav (preferred) or .aif format

90 seconds to 3 minutes in duration

While note required, the inclusion of related short stingers, bumpers, or other transition sounds are welcome.

DISCLAIMER

Entrants must own full copyright to the music submitted, which they must be able to certify, if requested. By submitting their entry to this contest, all entrants hereby acknowledge and affirm that Del Norte Credit Union will have the unlimited right to use or entries submitted for this competition at any time and in any manner, in perpetuity. Uses may include, but are not limited to, podcast platforms, web broadcast, social media, live performance or broadcast.

Cover Art Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions: Cover art for our new Del Norte Credit Union podcast, Financial Tea in the Morning

The selected cover art becomes the face of the podcast, as it will be featured across podcast listening apps, on the website, and in promotional materials.

The creator of the selected design will receive $100, in addition to credit in our podcast show notes.

CREATIVE BRIEF

We are open to a variety of styles including photographic, unique font-based, illustrative, iconic. You may riff off of themes of finance, money, banking, tea, morning, New Mexico, membership, etc.

In any design the name of the show should be prominent and legible as a tiny square in an app on your phone.

The overall design should hold up when magnified as in on a t-shirt, poster, etc.

Avoid using the word “Podcast”, overused images such as microphones and headphones, any other logos, too much text, or placing important text at the bottom of the design (it may be obscured by play progress indicators in certain apps.)

While not required, we are interested in the incorporation of the DNCU Valero Star as a graphic element or inspiration in the design. Our Star emblem personifies DNCU as a shining beacon of hope. It has been traditionally used for centuries in New Mexico. From Ancestral Pueblo culture to present day, it’s a symbolic reminder that we are all connected and part of the same community. The sharp edges of our star also help build the visual elements of our communications—this brings a modern and minimalist approach to our brand.

GUIDELINES

  • Contest is open to all DNCU-Member artists. Entries will be accepted from individuals, collaborative teams or design firms.
  • Limit 3 entries per person, team or firm.
  • There is no cost to submit.
  • Only digital copies will be accepted.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and marketability.
  • Design must be easily translated to a variety of formats, including social media posts.

Submissions must be:

JPG of PNG format – 3000×3000 pixels

72 dpi (dots per inch), and in the RGB color space.

A 16×9 ration widescreen variation is a plus! Recommended image size is 1920x1080px with at least a 72dpi.

DISCLAIMER

Entrants must own full copyright to the design submitted, which they must be able to certify, if requested. By submitting their entry to this contest, all entrants hereby acknowledge and affirm that Del Norte Credit Union will have the unlimited right to use or display entries submitted for this competition at any time and in any manner. Uses may include, but are not limited to, print or electronic publications, promotional brochures, posters, or other corporate communications materials.