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Symbolic Emblems Salon Submissions

NSS Symbolic Emblems Salon

Exhibition of symbolic emblems (logos, patches, pins, etc.) related to caves or caving

DESCRIPTION: The Symbolic Emblems Salon is a judged exhibition of symbolic emblems (logos, patches, pins, coins, etc.) related to caves or caving. All symbolic emblem designs must be representative of a caving-related or karst related organization (such as a caving club, grotto, section, or conservancy) or of a caving-related or karst related event (such as a caving club event, grotto event, section gathering, meeting, conference, or convention), or have a caving theme. The Salon Chair will decide if a proposed entry fits the description of a symbolic emblem and is accepted for judging. The Symbolic Emblems category include patches, pins, mugs, key chains, coins and other traditional display items for logos. Items that the Salon Chair determines to not meet the criteria for this category will not be judged, but may be accepted for display in a nearby area. If in doubt, please contact the Salon Chair in advance to discuss your proposed entry. The art work submitted must be entirely that of the artist, or, if a collaborative effort, permission must be received from all artists and/or organizations involved.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES: All entries must be mailed to the chair to arrive before the convention, on or before April 30, 2024. Items that arrive after deadline will not be accepted for the current year’s competition, but will be automatically entered in the following year’s competition. For each entry, complete and print the entry form or contact the chair to obtain entry forms via post. Entries will be considered to have been donated to the NSS unless otherwise specified when submitted.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $3.00 for the entrant's first entry and $1.00 for each additional entry. The preferred way to pay is through PayPal or credit card via the form below. A check or money order made out to the NSS and sent to the Chair is acceptable.

JUDGING: A panel of judges will judge all entries prior to the Convention. At the entrant’s option, symbolic emblems may be submitted for display but not judging.

Logo All entrants retain copyright and all moral and intellectual rights to their work. Credit will be included with all objects displayed. The NSS requests the following rights, which are optional. Indicate your agreement with any or all by marking the box(es) on the entry forms:


Checkbox3  The NSS may use images of these works in publications and on Web sites to announce the winners of this competition, for not more than one year.
Checkbox 2  The NSS may use images of winning works in publications for the purposes of promoting competitions, for not more than four years.
Checkbox 1  The NSS may use images of these works in low resolution in a CD/DVD of all entries. This CD/DVD will be lent to NSS members for viewing at no charge.


FURTHER INFORMATION: If you have questions, send e-mail to

Emily Davis
PO Box 10
Schoharie, New York, 12157-0010



Symbolic Emblems Payment Form

Salon Payment - Symbolic Emblems

Price: $1.00
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