Uhuru House Name the Auditorium Contest

Naming Contest — WIN $100.00!


The African People's Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare and economic development faced by the African community.

APEDF would like to get you involved in naming our auditorium! We feel that it’s necessary to attach a name that speaks to the mission of APEDF and to African people worldwide.

So, APEDF is leaving it to you, the people, the idea makers. APEDF wants YOU to come up with a new name for UHURU AUDITORIUM.


“Entry” means a name created by the Entrant for this Contest. “Entrant” means the individual that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.


The Contest is open to everyone. Everyone attending the St. Petersburg Freedom Summer Project will have the opportunity to submit entries during the Freedom Summer Project.

How to Enter

1. Entries must be submitted via the form on the website of the Competition: nameit@APEDF.org or they can be mailed to 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Fl 33705 Attn: APEDF NAMING CONTEST.
2. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries that fail to do so will be rejected.
3. The deadline for Entries is midnight on Sunday, July 17, 2011.
4. All Entries will be automatically registered in a database and acknowledged immediately after entry;
5. There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the Contest is to create a name for the Uhuru House Auditorium! This name must embody and support APEDF’s Mission Statement. This name must represent Africa and Africa people worldwide; this needs to be reflected in a name.

The name should:

Have a unique identity and be checked against other possible uses or meanings (especially in the case of acronyms).

Be memorable and significant in meaning.

Be understandable in and/or translate well into all the official languages; also be long-lasting.

Submit the name and a brief description about the name in the body.

Supply your contact information in the case that your idea is chosen.

You can submit as many names as you wish.

APEDF reserves the right to disregard/ignore/revoke any submission.

APEDF reserves the right to shorten or extend the submission time frame.

All submissions must be sent on or before Sunday, July 17 at 11:59 PM EST. Any submissions sent after that time will not be accepted.

If duplicate names are submitted, and that name is chosen, only the first person who submitted the name will be elected as the winner.

Judging and Selection of Winner

The APEDF Board President and Executive Director will announce the winning entry on August 9, 2011 at the conclusion of the Freedom Summer Project in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The winner will be determined by APEDF Board of Trustees, which includes the President, Executive Director, Secretary and Program Director.


The winner of the chosen name will receive $100.00

The winner will receive recognition on the APEDF website and in the APEDF monthly newsletter

So, don’t wait!

Start thinking of the new name and shoot it on over to nameit@APEDF.org


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