Annual 462/2W1 Weapons Fest Sponsorship

The Annual 462/2W1 Weapons Fest Sponsorship:
The selected base will be given a variety of items to give away or raise funds with, along with some funds to put toward any of their Weapons Fest purchases. Overall, if the free items are sold to raise funds a winning base with a decent size weapons community can raise anywhere from $1200-$1550.

LATEST UPDATES FOR DEADLINES, VOTING & WINNERS:

  • The Primary source for updates will be posted to our Weapons Roll Call section, you will also be able to find updates on our social media & website newsletter.

WHO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST:

  • Any active, guard or reserve 2W1 shop (Weapons Standardization, Weapons Flight, Armament Section...).
  • if your unit won a previous weapons fest contest sponsorship, you are eligible to win again.
  • A minimum of 3 units must submit designs before any voting will begin, so be make sure you spread the word!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Whether your design is hand drawn, a digital artwork, or something else, however you submit it to WeaponzOnline is how it will be displayed during voting.
    • If you reach out to other coin companies that provide free digital proofs, this will be your best option for getting a complete digital proof sent in and displayed for voting. Weaponz Online is currently only generating proofs for other custom orders that have been placed.
  • There may be multiple submissions per base, but only one submission per unit/shop.
  • Coin designs can be submitted on the Custom Challenge Coin page, in the "additional info" box at the bottom please provide:
    • A message that the quote request is an entry for the Annual Weapons Fest Contest Sponsorship.
    • Name of your base, squadron, weapons section/flight and the person or people who designed the coin.
    • The coin design can be e-mailed as an attachment when I respond to your entry or as a reply to the automated confirmation e-mail.


DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

  • To avoid exploiting of the voting system in order to win your base free stuff, make sure you put some thought into your coin design. If it appears that you are better at sending people to vote for your design, than you were at making the design, Weaponz Online will allow the other design submissions to vote if the win should be passed to second place.
  • All designs must be original content this year, a previous design has been removed due to intellectual property violations. #Aviano2019. If you did not come up with the design yourself, your design will need to be changed or disqualified. If you have permission from an artist to use their work, they will need to contact us to confirm and for us to make sure they are aware that the design may be put into production and available for sale on WeaponzOnline.com if it wins.
  • The design must relevant to as much of the weapons community as possible, so it can not be themed to a specific squadron, base, or aircraft.
  • You must submit a 2-sided design, with a max diameter of 3".

HOW THE WINNING COIN DESIGN WILL BE SELECTED:

  • Only 1 base will be selected for their weapons fest to be sponsored.
  • After we receive all the design submissions, the designs will be put up for voting with "likes" on the WeaponzOnline.com Facebook page.
    • If you notice one of the designs are copying someone else's work, email us any references/info you have and we will look into it with artist and the individual who submitted it.
  • Once voting is complete, the base who has the design with the most votes will be the winner of the sponsorship.
    • If it is a truly bad design, but you were good at getting votes, the vote will be pushed to the others who had submissions to determine if the win should be passed to 2nd place.
  • If your design does not win, you can still receive 15 coins for free if it is chosen for production for Weaponz Online.
  • If you do not have an account, I would recommend registering for one and ensure you subscribe to the newsletter. Winners and updates will be announced on Facebook, but the newsletter will get you the announcement directly to your e-mail. You can also keep up with the latest information through our Weapons Roll Call page.

WHAT DOES THE SPONSORED BASE RECEIVE:

  • Delivery of items and funds will have to be coordinated through the shop flight chief, or individuals in charge of your weapons fest with flight chiefs knowledge. Some of the items to be included will be:
    • A set of Remove Before Flight keychains for the weapons aircraft located at the base. (100pcs)
    • A set of coins of the winning design. (50pcs)
    • Funds to help cover other (beer) expenses of the Weapons Fest. ($200)
  • After the winner is selected, expect a wait of about 4 to 6 weeks to receive your items, as the final designing process and manufacturing of the new coins will take some time.


AGREEMENTS: (READ!)

  • In the event that the winner just had their own Weapons Fest, the winnings can be used to get ready for their next weapons fest, or put toward getting ready for any other weapons based event (BBQ, holiday party...).
  • Losing coin designs may be selected for production and sale on the website at any point after the contest.
    •    If your design is chosen at any point after the contest you will still receive 15 of your design for free.
  • All designs can be quoted for bulk sales (100pcs+) if your unit would like to have them made.
  • All designs that are submitted and chosen for production will be available on the website for all weapons personnel to purchase, with proceeds going to weaponzonline.com.
  • You will inform WeaponzOnline if your unit wins and some private org that did not contribute to the design attempts to take control of the winnings. I will gladly correct their misguided thought process.


WINNERS OF PREVIOUS WEAPONS FEST CONTEST:

OTHER SUBMISSIONS THAT WERE PRODUCED:


If you have any suggestions or ideas on how to run this better, please contact Thomas at [email protected], all submissions should be made through the "Custom Challenge Coins" page.