Condom package designs wanted

The competition will be stiff, and the winner will have a hard act to follow. That’s according to the Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania Action Fund, sponsor of the fifth annual condom packaging design contest, “Stiff Competition—Hollywood: A Hard Act to Follow.”

This year’s contest is the second nationwide competition, and the winning Hollywood-themed design will be announced by members of the Action Fund at the Andy Warhol Museum May 29. The winning design will be reproduced on condom packages that will be sold to the public.

“Stiff Competition is a fun, creative and attention-getting method to address the topic of safe sex and condom use,” said Kim Evert, president and chief executive officer of the local Planned Parenthood chapter. “We appreciate all the designers who are lending an artistic hand to support our vital message about the reproductive health and rights of women and families throughout the country and the world.”

Information regarding layout and design requirements and submission methods is available on the contest’s official Web site at www.stiffcompetition.org. There is no entry fee, and the deadline for all entries is May 5. All proceeds from the competition and award gala will benefit the Action Fund, an independent, not-for-profit organization formed as the political branch of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania to preserve and expand public policy in favor of reproductive rights and health care.