SKYN DEEP Design Competition with Apl.de.Ap Foundation

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Apl.de.Ap from the Black Eyed Peas and Apl.de.Ap Foundation International (ADAF) to host our 5th installment of SKYN DEEP, themed BUILT.  This artist competition will take place in conjunction with “REBUILD Philippines,” a benefit concert for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan on June 8th!

Join us at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a mix of presentations and live performances from a wide variety of artists, performers, and community leaders. This event will be hosted by Iron Chef, Mark Dacascos and Singer/Actress, Nia Peeples with performances by the original Black Eyed Peas members, Apl.de.Ap, Taboo, and Will.I.Am!

Event Details: Rebuild Philippines

Purchase tickets: Rebuild Philippines at the Greek Theatre

DESIGN FOR A CAUSE.
+ All profits of each winning skyn sold will go to Apl.de.Ap Foundation (apldeapfoundation.org) who is committed to building a future for the next generation of students in the Philippines by supporting and contributing to the Philippine national goal of building classrooms, providing curriculum and nurturing the entrepreneurial vision of students and children. So far, the foundation has successfully built over a dozen schools in the Philippines.

+ For every P.A.C. System sold with a winning skyn, a specially designed backpack will be donated to Apl.de.Ap Foundations’ schools for their excelling students.

SYNOPSIS:
Living and surviving in the urban sprawl means different things to different people. Equilibrium USG (Urban Survival Gear) understands this and has developed a Modular Portable All-Purpose Containment (P.A.C.) System which conforms to multiple and diverse lifestyles.

One unique feature of EQ Bags is the interchangeable and customizable SKYN. Custom designed SKYNs have continued to make your favorite EQ P.A.C. System as unique as you!

WHAT IS SKYN DEEP:
SKYN DEEP is a competition that empowers artists & bag aficionados from around the world to compete for a chance to get their art work worn by you!

Due to increased interest, we are welcoming any and all design based art forms including, but not limited to, paint, photography, digital based mediums, and any combination of the above. We are accepting submissions from all over the world! Three winners will be chosen with one winner being selected by Apl.de.Ap himself!

THEME: BUILT
Compete for a chance to get your design to be worn by your fans! Design around the theme, BUILT. We believe that everything great is BUILT. It has a great foundation with strong core values. Your design should intertwine different aspects of your personal experience, ultimately culminating to represent your view of this year’s theme. As a manipulator of media, utilize EQ’s SKYN as your canvas to illustrate your vision.

GETTING STARTED:
Use the templates below to create your design or send us a 12″x17 (vertical) digital image.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

+ One entry per artist
+ Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enter
+ We are accepting entries worldwide

+ Once your award winning piece of art is completed, email your print ready files here  (info

at
equnit
dot
com)   with the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. City, State or Province, Country
  3. Name of your piece
  4. Description of your piece

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014

We will scour through all the submissions received to ensure we find the pieces that are most representative of the “BUILT” Skyn Deep theme. The best work will be posted on our website (www.equnit.com) to be voted on!

You get to choose a winner!
Voting begins May 19, 2014 with the winners being revealed at the REBUILD Philippines benefit concert on June 8th, 2014 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The last 2 winners will be chosen by EQ U.S.G. and Apl.de.Ap!

  1. Each voted artist will walk away with an Assault Panzer Messenger Bag with their Built Themed Skyn.
  2. The top 3 designs (decided by You, EQ Team and Apl.de.Ap) will be reproduced for sale as LIMITED EDITION Skyns.
  3. All profits of the winning skyns sold will go to Apl.de.Ap Foundation

We look forward to seeing your submissions and wish you the best of luck!  We hope to see all your beautiful faces in LA on June 8th!

Cheers,

EQUILIBRIUM USG x APL.DE.AP x APL.DE.AP Foundation

+ Artists have full ownership of their design
+ Equilibrium USG & Apl.de.Ap Foundation have the right to reprint or use for marketing and promotional purposes.

Driving new trends with innovative ideas and ingenious design Equilibrium USG (Urban Survival Gear) rocks urban couture by merging utility and fashion in ways never before seen. With the introduction of Equilibrium USG’s P.A.C. (Portable All-Purpose Containment) System, carrying your gear is now a fashionable, customizable and modular experience.

It’s now easier to express your individuality through EQ’s custom designed skyns. Achieve a fresh new look by interchanging skyns to match your mood and couture; representing various aspects of your urban lifestyle!