Design Contest! A Coaster + A Postcard = A Coastcard

We certainly enjoy having you stop in for a beer or some tasters at The Bruery Tasting Room, and as we continue to slowly and carefully grow our small craft brewery, we want you to be a bigger and bigger part of who we are. After all, we have the opportunity to grow and become an even better brewery for you because of your support!

With this in mind, we think it’s about time we give our coasters a little refresher at The Bruery Tasting Room, so we’re on the look out for new coaster design ideas.
Additionally, we figure our coasters are probably getting tired of just sitting around our place, so we’re making some snazzy coasters that double as postcards. Not only will these coaster/postcards (which we are dubbing “coastcards”) be used at our Tasting Room, we’ll also send them out to local beer spots that sell our brews, hand them out at events, and encourage patrons to send one in the mail via The Tasting Room mailbox — an outgoing mailbox we’ll be setting up just for these brand new little postcard coasters.

We’re hosting a coastcard design contest through the month of June for anyone interested in taking a crack at this fun little project.

The details

When: Contest runs today, June 3 through 11:59 PM on Friday, June 27th
Winners will be announced on June 30th via the The Bruery’s Facebook & Twitter.

Specs: Entries must be 300 dpi, 3.5”x5” (or larger to these same dimensions). We highly recommend using vector-based design software, but feel free to use another format. If you do, please submit your entry at the highest resolution possible.

Design direction: It’s open ended! Coastcard designs can be anything that inspires you, but obviously inappropriate content will not be considered.

What you can win:

  • Your winning design on coastcards printed for our Tasting Room and some of our accounts
  • Your coastcards sent to accounts in your state (if your state is within our distribution)
  • A sleeve of your coastcards for yourself
  • Bruery swag including: a Bruery hat, shirt, opener, and tulip (Swag subject to change depending on our inventory at the time of contest end. Approximate retail value: $50).

Judging Criteria

  • 25% Creativity and Originality
  • 30% Captures The Bruery and Tasting Room Brand
  • 30% Audience Appeal
  • 15% Art Quality

Send your design to with subject line “COASTCARD CONTEST”

Supporting Materials

The Bruery logo EPS, PNG (white), PNG (black)
Additional assets

Terms & Conditions

If your Design is selected for use by The Bruery, you acknowledge that you assign to The Bruery, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter collectively “The Bruery”) the entire right, title, and interest in and to the copyright in your Design including the right to sue for past infringement and the right to further sublicense the Design, for its sole and exclusive use on and in connection with the Items. You also acknowledge that you waive all “moral” rights that you may have in and to your Design.

If your Design is selected, The Bruery may use your Design in any manner on or in connection with the Items, including but not limited to: reproducing the Design on the Items, selling Items bearing the Design, changing or reworking the Design by making color or size changes, making derivative works of the Design, using the Design on The Bruery website and on promotional material for The Bruery, and registering the Design with the US Copyright Office in the name of The Bruery, LLC as the Claimant, and you as the Author. You agree to provideThe Bruery with minimal information as may be required in order to register the copyright in the Design if The Bruery so requests, at no cost.

You may use or continue to use the Design for any other purposes, except those described below.

If your Design is selected, you may not use the Design (or derivatives of the Design) or allow others to use the Design (or derivatives of the Design) on any Items, as described above. In addition, by submitting your Design, you may not reproduce, sell, or submit the Design to others for any commercial purpose for ninety (90) days after the date of submission while the Design is being evaluated by The Bruery. Once the ninety (90) days have passed, if your Design is not chosen for print by The Bruery, you are free to use the Design for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. However if your Design is used elsewhere, you must notify The Bruery by email about where and when the Design will be used, so that it can be removed from the The Bruery website at that time. In addition, if the Design is used or reproduced for commercial purposes elsewhere, you cannot use The Bruery logos, images, graphics or text material nor can you use The Bruery blogs to promote the Design or the company using the Design. The Bruery reserves the right to choose your design after the (90) days have passed, on the condition that the design has not been used for commercial purposes on any Items, as described above.

You acknowledge that the Design you are assigning to The Bruery is your own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which The Bruery in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive.

Use of Material:

The Bruery LLC (“The Bruery”) authorizes you to view and download the contents of the Trade section on this website, such as images, graphics, and text material (the “Material”), solely for the promotion of The Bruery and The Bruery products. The Bruery grants you the right to reproduce and distribute the Material without destroying the visual integrity or otherwise compromising the Material, and solely for such promotional purposes. The rights granted herein shall not confer on you any rights of ownership in or to the Material, including, without limitation, the copyright and other intellectual property rights thereto, which shall be and remain the exclusive property of The Bruery.

The Material is protected by copyright under United States laws. Unauthorized use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the Material in any way for any commercial or personal purpose, other than the promotion of The Bruery and The Bruery products. By way of example only, you may not use images or other Material from the website to promote other breweries, or in articles about the beer industry generally that do not refer to The Bruery.


If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the material, and The Bruery may pursue any remedy available at law or in equity against you.

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