Design a Pin Competition!

ECRC members
Now that spring is here and there is finally light at the end of the very long Covid tunnel, we are beginning to look forward to a new season of competitions and clinics.
With new beginnings in mind, your committee is delighted to announce the launch a competition open to all members of East Cornwall Riding Club.
We have decided that the time has come for our club to have its own lapel pin, to be issued to all existing members and to welcome new members as they join.  We are sure that there are some very artistic people among our membership, so it seemed only right to invite you all to get those creative juices flowing and come up with a pin design to represent ECRC.
There are just a few points to bear in mind when considering your design:
Our club colours are red and black, so these colours need to feature strongly.
Lovely as rainbow designs might be, production costs limit us to a maximum of 5 colours. So design choices are limited to red, black and two or three other colours. In case it’s helpful, British Riding Club colours are blue and gold.
Lapel pins are necessarily small, usually around 2 sq cm, so you’ll need to visualise how your design would look when reduced to this size.
Pins can be shaped so anything from horseshoes to horseboxes are possible – let your imaginations run wild!
Wording should include either ECRC, East Cornwall RC, or East Cornwall Riding Club. If space (and your creativity) allows, BRC Area 19 might also feature.
The competition will close on 14th April 2021 (the deadline has been extended from 31st March)  and the creator of the winning design will be rewarded with a year’s free club membership. Assuming you have already paid this year’s subscription, then the winner will be entitled to next year’s membership with no charge.
Please submit your designs as a photo or a document attached to an email to They don’t need to be elaborate, a quick sketch is fine, as long as it is clear enough to be interpreted.
All entries will be published on the club Facebook page for everyone to appreciate and ‘like’. The entries will be considered by your committee, while bearing the response to each design on Facebook in mind, and the winner duly announced. Pins will then go into production and we plan to distribute them during the coming competition season.
We are looking forward to seeing what clever and creative ideas emerge from you talented lot!
Good luck everyone!