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Help Feedback from the Kidhack K-12 by Lori Caruso with a new book or magazine cover

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by Loricaruso59

Contest started Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:06:27 +0000

Last feedback Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:52:51 +0000

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1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
4. Select winner
1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer line14 !
Organization name
Feedback from the Kidhack K-12 by Lori Caruso
Description of the organization and its target audience

Feedback from the Kickhack K-12 is a book geared to young readers (ages 10-14). It is the story of a young person who rides a rural school bus from kindergarten to the 12th grade. This child is the last pickup on the route, therefore never having the choice of who to sit next to, but rather the opportunity to learn from whatever circumstance is presented. Each chapter presents events young people face during those years: bullying, cheating, report cards, jealousy,obesity,school pictures, school dances, and even death. The characters do not have treaditinoal names but are identified by what they represent: PAIN, JOY, PATIENCE, SORROW, COURAGE,etc. Each chapter begins with a quote and ends with a lesson.
Kidhack is the name given in the 1800 to the hack wagons sent out to collect school children, a.k.a., the first school bus! This book is designed for both at home and classroom discussion as well as blogging for young persons about feelings and events they deal with daily. Get on board the kidhack! Kids need all the help they can get!

Industry

Education

Description

I am looking to capture the readers attention with this title that is a bit odd. First thoughts may conjour up visions of murder or violence because of the "kidhack". The word came from the 1800's as reference to the wagons that transported the rural children to the school house. Research tells us that the hard K sound stays in the subconscious mind longer (think Coca- cola, Kodak, ect.).
I was envisioning an actual bus with the character names such as IMAGINATION, COURAGE,CONSIENCE,PEACE,MATURITY, etc. in each seat of the bus. CONSIENCE always sits directly behind the driver (who is never identified).
Besides the obvious bus as a symbol, shoes and a notebook are also important visuals.
I'm not married to any specific idea. Something to catch the most elusive reader of all- young people! Good luck!

Notes

Remember when you were in middle school? What would have intrigued you then? What frightened you? What comforted you? I want to reader to know they are not alone in the trip, whether on a bus, in a van, a car, or on a train. I'm targeting student readers as well as the teachers, as I hope this story will encourage discussion about feelings. I'm targeting middle schoolers from all over!

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      line14
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:58:31 +0000
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      Well I'n not using a new bus, I base the orange color for the bus that I used. This is waste time. A man trying to prove that I copied his Idea for just making my title into three lines, making a standout title using handwritten font in the first line. What a funny moment. If you call yourself a serious designer you should learn to accept that your not only the one thinking how to make the title standout, and have an idea, because that's a normal thing to do in a book cover, this is not like minimal ads in the magazine. Try to look around.

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      line14
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:30:52 +0000
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      @UserAlainSantosDesign this is from Concept Originality Policy

      Understand that some similarity is to be expected.

      Obvious concepts are open to be developed by all designers. However designers must create their own unique implementations.

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      line14
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:16:09 +0000
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      @UserAlainSantosDesign, If you are referring to the handwritten font and orange background. First it is so common using a handwritten font for this contest because the subject is a student. Second the orange color is my option because that's the color of the school bus. How many primary colors that we have? What if there are 200 entries on here from 25 designers, you mean other designer are not allowed to use the same color? Because my title lay-outed in three lines and I used handwritten fonts. You would said that I copied yours. WOW, try to look it again. I hope 99designs will step on this and made some clarification regarding @UserAlainSantosDesign concern. Peace!

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      Sun, 01 Apr 2012 11:40:43 +0000
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      @UserAlainSantosDesign, I'm sorry, I don't know what your trying to say. I posted CoC because someone reported my designs that I'm using the same elements, the paper and pencil. So I withdraw my designs and made a clarification to the 99designs staff if may I allow to used the same elements because paper and pencil are very common to student. As of now I don't have the answer, maybe by Monday. So then we have a fair competition. Good Luck to All:)

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      Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:52:02 +0000
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      @VortexCreations, please read it carefully.
      http://99designs.com/help/conceptor…litypolicy

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      Moradm11
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      Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:49:41 +0000
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      Could I please get feedback? #12
      Thanks.