Contests

Geekend Pitch Circus Now Accepting Applications

Posted on November 28, 2017 By Aleshia

Pitch Circus is Savannah’s premier startup pitch event and features the brightest
entrepreneurs from the most fundable technology startups in the region.

The event will be hosted by ATDC, Georgia’s technology incubator, on Friday,
February 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Startup founders and CEOs will pitch to judges in front of angel
investors and conference attendees from the region. Judges, prize money and in-kind
services from our sponsors will be announced soon.

Each company will be given 6 minutes to present and will answer questions from our
judges immediately after.

ATDC entrepreneurs in residence and startup catalysts will provide the companies
pitching with pitch preparation and coaching in mid-January.

Those interested to participate in Pitch Circus should submit an application on or before January 4, 2018. Selected entrants will be contacted with next steps.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

NEW for 2016: Design Geekend’s T-Shirt!

Posted on August 9, 2016 By Gregory Yanez

Create The Official T-shirt of Geekend 2016!

Savannah’s an incredibly talented design city. Can you stand out from the crowd to design Geekend’s 2016 T-shirt?

Geekend brings makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers together -– along with other entrepreneurial innovators in the technology and creative spaces to foster new partnerships, create networking opportunities, and kick start the launch of new ideas. The Creative Coast organizes the conference, and a variety of local businesses and thought leaders support the endeavor.

Check out some previous t-shirts here!

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The official t-shirt will be worn by nearly 400 attendees and volunteers. Entrants will receive a discount code and finalists, and the winner, will receive a free ticket to Geekend! Geekend is October 14 and 15 in Savannah, GA.

Rules & Waiver

By entering a design, you agree to the rules below.

Submit as Many Designs as You Like!

  1. The top five T-shirt designs will be picked by a panel of judges. These top designs will then be posted for online voting. The ultimate winner will be determined through this online voting process.
  2. Once submitted, all designs become the property of Geekend, and the designer agrees to grant exclusive use to Geekend and its clothing retailer. You may retain it for your portfolio and use it for self promotion at your own discretion.
  3. The designer must submit his or her own original artwork only. Any non-original logos, photos, or images used in the design must be used only with the express, written permission of the source and also grant Geekend unlimited, free use of that logo, photo, or image.
  4. The designer agrees that the compensation for unlimited use of their T-shirt design by Geekend and their clothing retailer is limited to one ticket to Geekend

T-shirt Design Criteria:

  • All designs must include “2016” and one or more of the following words/phrases: “Geek” or “Geekend.” Designs may also include “Savannah”
  • Designs must be limited to ONE color. Half-tones (i.e. lighter versions) of the color are considered an additional color.
  • Designer may feel free to create someone in multiple colors for their own promotion, but t-shirts will be printed with a single color.
  • Designs must utilize some of the design elements here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/htv41sk640srtaq/AAB-8H9hnuaVk-OyN_s_x885a?dl=0

T-shirt Design Format:

  • SUBMISSION FORMAT:
    • Please email your design as a JPG file for purposes of initial judging and for posting the top designs for online voting.
  • WINNING FORMAT:
    • If your design wins, please be prepared to send your design in Vector format (.EPS, .AI, or .CDR file extensions). This means that the design must be created in either PhotoShop (.EPS), Adobe Illustrator (.AL), or Corel Draw (.CDR).
    • All Vectorized format must include any lettering traced for a fully vectorized final file for our screen printing partner
    • Geekend will NOT accept Word or Publisher files.
    • Winner must also submit a black-and-white version of their design, to provide flexibility in choosing the T-shirt background color.

Final Details:

  1. T-shirt designs must be submitted by September 5, 2016 to Geekend via email to geekend@thecreativecoast.org. Please use “2016 T-shirt Contest Design Submission” as your subject line.
  2. Geekend reserves the right to request minor revisions to a T-shirt design entry for re-submission.
  3. Geekend may also make revisions to adapt a T-shirt design for additional purposes, including but not limited to use on other clothing, retail items, web, print, or television production.
  4. Geekend reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.
  5. Geekend may pick additional T-shirt designs for use on additional promotional materials (i.e. clothing, retail items, web, or print pieces).

For More Information email geekend@thecreativecoast.org or, call 912.447.8457

Geekend announces Kodestars Arcade competition

Posted on October 13, 2014 By Yvonne Jouffrault

The Creative Coast recently announced KodeStars Arcade at Geekend, a showcase of video games created by middle and high school students.

The showcase will be from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Games will be available for the public to view and play free of charge.

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Register Your RFID Badge To Claim Perks And Rewards

Posted on November 5, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

If you haven’t experienced near field communication (NFC) technology, Geekend is your chance! This year we’re partnering with Buzz Band to launch unique RFID experiences throughout the event.

As a Geekend attendee, you’ll be able to seamlessly share event check-ins and photos straight to Facebook by scanning the Buzz Band sticker on the back of your badge. Once you register you’ll also be automatically entered to win two free tickets to Geekend 2013, plus a hotel stay.

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Geekend Attendees Score Free Business Cards

Posted on September 27, 2012 By Yvonne Jouffrault

There is no shortage of networking opportunities at each annual Geekend event. Between impromptu inter-session mingling, rockin’ after-parties and interactive conference activities, you’ll definitely leave with new friends and business contacts. Of course, handing out business cards is a popular way to share contact information and create a longer-lasting impression. It also goes without saying that at Geekend, we like to turn things up a notch.

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Announcing The Geekend Hackathon!

Posted on August 18, 2011 By Yvonne Jouffrault

We know there are some talented developers and designers in our geek community. This year, we want to give them a chance to show off their skills and become the first ever Geekend Hackathon champion.

We’ll provide the food and energy drinks to keep you going. You’ll provide the creativity.

You’ll get 24 hours to solve a problem, code like crazy and create. In the end, victory (and a really cool trophy complete with Geekend 2012 passes) will come to a winner, that participant or team who most impressed our crew of judges.

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Relive the Old Days to Win a Geekend Pass

Posted on August 11, 2011 By Yvonne Jouffrault

It’s a known fact that the fuel that drives the Internet is made up of energy drinks, Rick Astley songs, and of course, funny pictures.

We have chosen the latter as the basis for a Geekend pass giveaway contest. Included below you will find a picture highlighting the glory days of years past. In order to participate in the contest, you will need to recreate this photo and share your masterpiece with us on Twitter. Make sure you include the hashtag #GeekTicket in your tweet.

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Geekend and South Magazine: Twitpic2apass

Posted on October 5, 2010 By Yvonne Jouffrault

South Magazine has teamed up with Geekend to provide you guys with a chance to win a free pass to Geekend 2010. Since Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic, is keynoting a session, it is only logical that we would incorporate Twitpic into our pre-conference festivities. In order to compete in the contest, you must download our geeky robot mascots from South Magazine’s website. Print out our “GeekBots” and Twitpic a shot of you and your new robot friends. Upload the Twitpic and tweet @South_Mag as well as @geekend2010 with your submission. Be sure to include the #Twitpic2apass hashtag with your entry.

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Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Geekend Pass!

Posted on September 8, 2010 By Yvonne Jouffrault

Dying to attend Geekend 2010 but looking to save some cash? Today is your lucky day! Starting today, we are pleased to announce the “Tweet for a Seat” free pass give-a-way contest.

The premise is simple: Tweet us why you deserve to win a pass to Geekend along with the hashtag #geekend and a link to our website …

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