If some of you hasn’t heard it yet, Globe Tattoo is currently running a Street Art Competition called Soul Xpression.
It may surprise you, but I do run some creative juices in my veins so I was pumped up to create an entry in collaboration with some friends. The first deadline for the Soul Xpression Street Art Competition by Globe Tattoo entries was set for March 31, 2010 and they moved it for April 05, 2010.
I had to make the design and planned everything plus all the expenses need to make the design. Most of my friends are either students or bums, thus we were not able to shoulder the expenses so we had to make a solicitation for the funds. We had to ask local businessmen, friends and Barangay officials to help us shoulder the expenses and they willingly helped.
We had to rush everything since the supposed Soul Xpression Street Art Competition by Globe Tattoo deadline was fast approaching. We had to do everything under the scorching heat. After 1 day of work, we were sun burnt and had blisters in our hands due to the effort placed on finishing the work before the deadline.
When I was about to submit our entry, I found out that the deadline for the Soul Xpression Globe Tattoo Street Art Competition is moved (again!). And guess what? It was not moved 1 week, 2 weeks or even 3 weeks after the supposed April 5 deadline. The new DEADLINE FOR THE Soul Xpression Globe Tattoo Street Art Competition is JUNE 30, 2010. YES THAT IS JUNE EFFIN’ 30, 2010! That is roughly 90 days from the original deadline!
Is Globe Tattoo really after showcasing the talents’ if each artists’ or group or are they after commercialization of their brand hoping that a number of street pieces will help market their brand? After all the effort that we gave to meet the deadline, all the hassle we caused local businessmen, friends and Barangay officials to help us shoulder the expenses and after all the blisters we got for finishing our piece, this is what Globe Tattoo has to give back? We would understand if you move it 2-3 weeks since there were a small number of entries for the Open Category, but you did not have to move it 90 effin’ days after the last deadline!
If there are only a small number of entries for the contest, there maybe something wrong somewhere. It could be how the company marketed the contest or it could be the prizes! Moving the deadline may solve some problems, but not all! If someone is not interested to join a contest, moving the deadline will not make him more interested but increasing the prize for the winners will! Come to think of it GLOBE! You’ve been in the business for a long time so you should know what could be wrong! It’s definitely not the deadline!
Thank you for that Globe Tattoo! Thank you! You have been a big help to the youth! You believe in “ONE YOUTH” ei? Please do us a favor and stick a totem pole down your arses! We were right all along that contests run by some big corporate scumbags would do us nothing good! Thank you for that Globe Tattoo!