Creative Allies and Bull City Summit (BCS) are launching a new design competition today

Creative Allies and Bull City Summit (BCS) are launching a new design competition today

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Partners support local North Carolina arts by offering participants an opportunity to compete for BCS Event poster design and merchandise

This type of event showcases the talent and creativity that has always been a part of North Carolina and perfectly aligns with the musical and artistic heritage of creative allies.”

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RALLY, NC, US, Jan 11, 2022 / — Creative Allies, a minority-owned marketing company headquartered in North Carolina, is launching a pair of fan-engineered design contests to create official souvenir items that will be sold online and on-site At the Opening Bull City Summit, March 23-26, 2022. Contests are open to the global Creative Allies community of artists and designers as well as local North Carolina artists.

The Bull City Summit Poster Design Contest begins today, where illustrators and designers compete for the chance to design the event’s official commemorative poster. The Bull City Summit Merchandise Design Competition kicks off January 18, 2022, and will encourage artists to create original artwork for a limited-edition BCS collection of merchandise. Both competitions are open to all designers, with the goal of capturing the essence of the local cultural experience of Durham, North Carolina.

Promotional items for the winners of each competition will be displayed on site at Bull City Summit, they can win cash and/or royalties prizes, and they will receive VIP passes to attend the event.

Over 500 famous, emerging and legacy bands and brands have held fan-design competitions with Creative Allies including artists such as Twenty One Pilots, BeBe Rexha, Eminem, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar; Festivals such as Voodoo Festival, Hangout Music Festival, Phoenix Lights, and Taste of Soul Atlanta Festivals; As well as brands like AriZona Ice Tea, Ben & Jerry’s, NFL, and ESPN. Creative Allies’ partnerships between bands and brands leverage massive social networks and design talent to increase awareness of concerts, releases, festivals, products and services.

“We are excited to be part of the first Bull City Summit that creates a unique intersection between music, art, technology and entrepreneurship,” said Amy Thompson, CEO of Creative Allies. “This type of event showcases the talent and creativity that has always been a part of North Carolina and is perfectly aligned with the musical and artistic heritage of creative allies.”

Interested graphic designers and artists can register and participate in the Bull City Summit design competitions by visiting our design competition page.

About creative allies
Creative Allies is a certified minority-owned and women-led marketing firm that drives unparalleled brand engagement through creative, digital, strategic and social influencer management. Since our inception in 2009, we have developed a global portfolio of designs that have helped us execute hundreds of marketing campaigns for companies of all sizes in various industries. Our specific services include brand strategy development, website design, video production, fan supply, podcast marketing, graphic design, social media, SEO consulting, diversity and inclusion consulting, and copywriting. We have worked with global brands such as ESPN,, Ben & Jerry’s, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots and the NFL as well as local NC clients including UNC-Chapel Hill, TROSA, Word Tabernacle, NC Central University and Wake Tech. and Vanguard Sports, NC State University, NC IDEA, Walk West, and Raleigh Chamber. Visit our website at

About Poole City Summit (BCS)
Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship, BCS is a destination showcase festival featuring new innovations in music, art, technology and science. BCS embodies an uncompromising commitment to inclusion, diversity and social justice. Regardless of gender, political affiliation, gender identity and/or ethnic background, the primary goal of BCS is to expand thinking, develop careers and employment opportunities for all through advocacy, funding, and raising awareness for organizations involved in multiple causes. BCS is produced by Durham-based marketing and production company UG Strategies, which has been behind critically acclaimed events including: Moogfest, Winter Music Conference, Durham Summer Wine & Food Festival, L! ve In The Lot, Mobile First Summit, and others. For more information, please visit:

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