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We have a strong desire to be a company guided by values and convictions. This desire is embedded in our history and the great people who work at Simmons. With this idea in mind, we are excited to invite Simmons team members to submit original, artistic and positive interpretations or concepts reflecting Simmons five core values.



Contest Overview

Concepts must represent your positive interpretation of a single Simmons core value.

Concept submission open Sunday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at midnight.

Submit up to 3 concepts for each value and for any number of values (15 total submissions allowable, no minimum).

Submit concepts one of three ways by Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

All submitted concepts will be reviewed to match the spirit of the competition. Selected artwork will be displayed and subject to a popular vote at simmonsfoods.com/drawourvalues starting Tuesday, August 7 and ending Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (Simmons team members only may vote, one vote per team member).

Winning concepts will be selected by popular team member vote and announced in September.




1st Place (5 Winners, 1 for each Value)

  • Lunch with Simmons’ Chairman Mark Simmons
  • $100 Gift Card for the Simmons Company Store
  • Framed copy of artwork submission
  • Recognition on Simmons’ website and internal communication channels
  • Concepts displayed in the Simmons Home Office*

2nd Place (5 Winners, 1 for each Value)

  • $50 Gift Card for the Simmons Company Store
  • Recognition on Simmons’ website and internal communication channels

3rd Place (5 Winners, 1 for each Value)

  • $25 Gift Card for the Simmons Company Store
  • Recognition on Simmons’ website and internal communication channels

Prize Payments: Gift cards will be disbursed within 21 days of the notification of winning.

*Winning concepts may be recreated by a professional illustrator to match styles across all concepts.



Contest Rules

  1. Who Can Submit: Any Simmons team member is invited to participate. Immediate family members (spouse or children only) may create concepts, but artwork must be submitted by a Simmons team member with credit to the artist.

  2. Repeat Entries: A maximum of 3 concepts may be submitted for each value for a total of 15 submissions (no minimum).

  3. The Work Must Be Original: You or your approved artist representative must be the creator of the art, concept and image file submitted to the competition. All concepts must be your own, original concept and not a copy of anyone else's copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another's copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.

  4. Exclusive Permissions: Submitted artwork becomes the property of Simmons with rights to reproduce the images on Simmons' website, advertising, and in the marketing of the Company to the general public.

  5. Photo and Video Permissions: By entering this art competition, artists agree to participate in photos and videos related to the project (like interviews or posing with artwork) and grant the Company permissions to use this content on the Simmons’ website for Company advertising and on internal communication channels.

  6. File Sizes and Formats: Your images are best represented at 2500px on the longest side and at a minimum resolution of 150dpi. The acceptable file formats are: original print or drawing, pdf, and jpeg. Please retain an original copy of your submission so a high resolution scan can be captured later if needed.

  7. Submission: Submit your artwork with attribution, contact information and any comments or notes online at simmonsfoods.com/drawourvalues, to your local HR manager or to the Simmons Home Office front desk. Email comms@simfoods.com with any questions or issues.

  8. Winner Selection: Winning concepts will be selected by popular vote (Simmons team members only) through an online voting channel. A first, second and third place winner will be selected for each Value (15 total winners).

  9. Original Work: Simmons reserves the right to request proof that entries are original.. Non-compliance to this rule will result in a disqualification of entry.

  10. Submission Deadlines: Artworks may be submitted up until midnight Central Standard Time on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. No artworks will be accepted past the posted deadline.



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Simmons team members are not required to participate in this contest in connection with their employment with Simmons. Nothing disseminated to Simmons team members by this contest is required in order for team members to perform their job duties.