The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston (CACAB) celebrating 45 years of Caribbean Culture and Awareness is launching the first of its kind -Logo contest and is seeking a creative, innovative and professional logo design that is recognizable to help the organizations mission which is to provide Caribbean Culture awareness through social, political and education programming. The organizations’ determination is to provide strong leadership, accountability, collaboration, diversity, quality and integrity in achieving its goals demonstrated by the organizations’ strength by supporting the successful integration of Caribbean immigrants into economic and professional sectors of the city for future generations.
The winning entrant will receive $300 plus a personalized Award of Excellence and be recognized at the 45th Anniversary Black Tie Gala being held at the Franklin Park Zoo on July 7th where the winning design logo will be unveiled to the public along with recognition in the Carnival Brochure/ Website and upcoming marketing/ print/ digital media packets.
All competition entries are processed through our online competition system.
Before you begin the process of entering a competition, please have the following information and materials ready. This will make the process go quickly:
- Your contact information for registration and notification.
- Title and basic credits for project.
- Printed copies or digital files of work you want to submit. See below for file specs.
Entries can be submitted in the following formats:
Print Entries: Must be sent by mail/courier.
Entry / Submission Policy
All entry submissions are final and considered the property of Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston. Entries will not be returned.
Email entries to: Bostoncarnivalorg@gmail.com
Mail entries to:
10 Malcolm X Boulevard
Boston MA 02119
Tel: 617-455-6148/ 617-642-5185
Mrs. Shirley Shillingford
Notification of Acceptance
Only accepted entrants will be notified after the final deadline date due to the number of entries we receive. Complete credits and any necessary material for the best possible reproduction in the Annual will be requested at that time.
Winners will be announced in via our website, social media websites and by direct contact to the winners’ email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:
1 Submitted directly to CACAB Email: Bostoncarnivalorg@gmail.com
2 Submitted in their original source file and
3 Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher.
- Professional: This logo will be featured on our website, our social media platforms and print and should directly reflect the mission of the organization
- Theme: Logo must promote the mission of CACAB- Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston which is to provide Caribbean Culture awareness through social, political and education programming. The organization determination is to provide strong leadership, accountability, collaboration, diversity, quality and integrity in achieving its goals demonstrated by the organizations’ strength by supporting the successful integration of Caribbean immigrants into economic and professional sectors of the city for future generations.
- Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. High resolution only
- Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created /edited and submitted by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Logos must be scalable for large/ small images.
Deadline: June 28th 2018– No entries will be accepted after entry date.
Do you offer a cash prize?
Yes, The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston will be presented with 10 of the final entries for consideration of the new logo. One logo/ one individual will be awarded $300 cash prize money and be recognized at the 45th Anniversary of the Caribbean Carnival Association Black Tie Event being held at the Franklin Park Zoo on July 7th, 2018 where the final logo will be unveiled to the public. The winner will also featured be featured in the upcoming year’s Carnival Brochure and on website with formal recognition / credit.
Will my entries be returned?
No, because of the number of entries we receive, it is not possible for us to return any of them.
If we submit digital files, do we also need to mail a copy of our entries?
No, we can only accept one version of the work. Either upload digital images or send printed materials. You do not need to submit both.
What is the best way to submit my entries, digital or print?
Use the format that you feel best showcases the work. However, we strongly recommend submitting printed examples of all multi-page projects.
If my entry is accepted, what will you use for reproduction?
If your work is accepted we will request high-res reproduction materials at that time.
How do you want trademarks/logos presented?
If mailing your entry, please send an unmounted output with the trademark/logo (maximum of 4″ square) centered on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet.
Where do we put creative credits?
We only need basic credit information during the judging process. If the piece is selected as a winner, we will ask for a full list of credits at that time.
Do you accept work on disk?
Yes, entries can be submitted on disk. Please review the information under How to Enter for size and formatting requirements. Digital images and videos can also be easily uploaded during the entry process.
What rights do I retain if my work is chosen?
You retain all rights to your images. If selected, you will need to grant us the right to reproduce the image or images for our online, digital and print-based publications.
How does the judging take place? All final entries will be submitted to the Board members of the Caribbean American Carnival Association for judging/ voting:
When will we know if our entry was chosen?
If your entry is chosen we will notify you after the final deadline date and before the 45th Gala Anniversary on July 7th. Because of the number of entries we receive, we can only notify people whose work is accepted.
CACAB purposes a long week of carnival celebration. The theme for 2017 is “Prepare for destiny-defining moments that push us to discover our true purpose in life”. The objective is to provide visitors and residents with a detailed view of all the elements associated with carnival (steel bands, calypsonians, masqueraders, etc) in a manner that is exciting and electrifying. The participatory nature of all the events promotes harmony, cultural awareness, artistry, personal growth, talent and expression through music as well as diversity and community awareness. Three or four judges arrive from Trinidad and Tobago to judge all costume events.
The List of the 2018 Carnival events is as follows:
ANNUAL CORPORATE BREAKFAST Thursday March 29, 2018, Reggie Lewis Center, 8:00 – 10:00 am:
The purpose of this event is the official kickoff off the upcoming carnival season. The event recognize, award, encourage Corporations, law enforcements and outstanding individuals who have contributed to the success in different forms. Carnival sponsors are presented with awards and citations from the City of Boston and the State of Massachusetts in gratitude for their sponsorship dollars and overall partnership to this culture. In addition, civic personnel are recognized for their outstanding support to the carnival culture in diversity and the art form of the Caribbean. Amerijet continues through their belief of the culture to sponsor the corporate Breakfast.
The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston
in partnership with Cheryl Cummings Productions Presents the Boston Carnival Fashion Show Extravanganza!!!!
2018 Fashion Show to showcase Boston Carnival costumes by Boston’s finest Carnival Band Leaders, local Boston designers and entrpreneaurs and special guest Riddim Orchestra
Please join us for a fun, filled evening with fashion, costumes, vendors, food, and music. All are welcome!!!
Kickoff Reception Saturday June 9, 2018
45th Anniversary Gala Saturday July 7, 2018
King Bubba, Nadia Batson along with Ricardo Drue
Join us for a star studded formal evening on July 7th 2018
Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston’s
– 45 Anniversary Gala at the Franklin Park Pavillion.
This is an event not to be missed!
Tickets on sale soon! More details to follow!
Stay tuned! #CACAB
ECUMENICAL SERVICE Sunday August 12, 2017, Charles Street A.M.E. Church 4:00-7:00pm
Reverend Dr. Gregory Grover of the Charles Street A.M.E. church hosts this spiritual service, which is located on the parade route, Warren Street, Boston. We take this opportunity to give thanks for the spiritual guidance and the many blessings given to us over 8 years. We are gratefully blessed, and highly favored to have achieved success in its many forms. During this event we will reciprocate God’s abundant PEACE and GRACE and ask for His guidance to sustain CACAB for many years to come.
This installment of the carnival highlights our young children in colorful costumes showcasing their various talents. The event is an annual competition which winners are chosen and recognized in each category-King, Queen, Individual Male and Female and the Band of the Year. Each child participating has the opportunity for self-expression, confidence and performing arts.
KING AND QUEEN OF CARNIVAL Thursday August 23, 2018, Reggie Lewis Center, 6:00-1:00am
This contest is a major component of carnival, as judge’s travel from Trinidad and Tobago to preside over this great event. Competitors compete in the King, Queen, Individual Male and Female categories. The costumes, costly and intricate in design, are judged not only on visual impact, presentation, spirit of carnival, craftsmanship, but also on the portrayal of the 2015 theme.
BREAKFAST AT THE PLAZA Friday August 24, 2018, Boston City Hall. City Hall Plaza, 9:00-11:00am
A group of City Councilors of the city of Boston- Councilor Charles Yancey and Councilor Connolly began the tradition, followed by Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Councilor Tito Jackson in collaboration with the Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston host a meet and greet breakfast the day before Carnival Day. The idea for this event is for city officials to show their appreciation to the organizers, volunteers, judges and official guests from the Mecca for all the hard work they have done and continue to do in preparation for Carnival Day. This effort is to show their diligence has not gone unnoticed.
J‘OUVERT Saturday August 25, 2018, Talbot Avenue and Blue Hill Avenue Intersection, 5:30-10:00am
J’ouvert means the breaking of the dawn. It’s an early morning pre-carnival parade beginning at 5:30am in the heart of Boston. Many people from different backgrounds and culture from the community of Boston and beyond meet at the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Blue Hill Avenue. Everyone marches up Blue Hill Avenue dancing and singing to the soca, calypso, and steel band music wearing self made costumes of all types. The J’ouvert bandleaders are exceptionally creative. J’ouvert is really an experience to see and be a part of.
CARNIVAL DAY Saturday August 25, 2018, Franklin Park, 1:00-6:00pm
Carnival Day begins with much anticipation. Many, many individuals from the local community and International community come to celebrate this grand event with family and friends. The parade begins from Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury, off Warren Street. The bands and their masqueraders adorn the street with spectacular colors and sounds that signal the arrival of carnival. The parade proceeds along Warren Street through Grove Hall then on to Dorchester’s Franklin Park with followers in tow. Spectators lined the streets to witness the enormous spectacles as it unfolds. So many children and adults dance the street all day long. You will observe happiness and excitement. Nearly one million people comprised of diversity engage in the day’s festivities, singing and dancing and having a great time.